Russian forces gradually take Soledar into the operational environment

The units of the Russian army and detachments of the PMC "Wagner" continue to attack the coverage of Soledar from the north and south in order to avoid a frontal attack on the enemy's fortified positions. At the same time, there is a fairly dynamic progress, which in the future will make it possible to take the city into an operational environment.

The latest public messages of PMC "Wagner" report on mass desertion in the subdivisions of the Transcarpathian 128th OGSHB of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in this direction. Against the backdrop of heavy enemy losses, disagreements between soldiers and brigade commanders are intensifying. As a consequence of this, the units are losing their combat effectiveness and it is likely that they will be sent to the Zaporozhye direction for resupplying with mobilized ones.

Further assault on the city is complicated by salt mines, which are interconnected by underground passages. At a depth of hundreds of meters, the enemy created an underground fortress, there are quarters for personnel, ammunition depots and even hangars with combat technique. Mines and high-rise buildings of the city form the main contour of the enemy's defense.

But the situation in Soledar is not in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as even Zelensky said in his speech yesterday. If the dynamics of the advance of our troops continues, then it will be difficult for the enemy to get out of the encirclement, and the city will be taken.
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  1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 4 January 2023 18: 49
    Of course, the underground fortress cannot be bombed, but it can be filled with water or filled with gas. Since there is a city, it means that there is also water supply. The advantage will turn into a problem - how to get out of there when the encirclement is compressed.

    During the Second World War, Soviet aviation had bombs with warheads of more than 2 tons. That's what would be useful to plug the exits. It is not known whether there is now an analogue.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 4 January 2023 19: 32
      Why pour? Take control of the entrances and exits and they will surrender themselves.
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      2. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 5 January 2023 16: 04
        Quote: Alexey Lan
        Take control of the entrances and exits and they will surrender themselves.

        They must be found first! This is first! Secondly, these "entrances and exits" will be defended by garrisons of strongholds in high-rise buildings! Supply, rotation, treatment ... everything from dungeons that are inaccessible to artillery and the Russian Aerospace Forces!
        PS The use of a deep underground nuclear explosion will be effective!
    2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
      Afinogen (Afinogen) 4 January 2023 19: 37
      Quote: ivan2022
      During the Second World War, Soviet aviation had bombs with warheads of more than 2 tons.

      As far as I know, during the Second World War, Soviet aviation had 5 tons of bombs and they were used. They were dragged and dropped by the PE-8 heavy bomber. Now we have much more powerful FAB-9000-m 54 air bombs.
      And so Russia has a charge of much crushing power (it is not clear why it is not used)

      1. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
        VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 4 January 2023 20: 06
        They don’t apply because to drop a bomb you need to fly very close to the target, this is a very big risk of being shot down by air defense, even if all air defense is destroyed there is a przk that can be hidden in the forest and no one will see, a bomb is not a strategic missile that can be launched from the Urals and she reaches her destination.
  2. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
    VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 4 January 2023 20: 02
    My God, there is no city, there is nothing left of it, why risk the lives of Russian soldiers if, at any outcome from the city, the foundation remains?
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 4 January 2023 21: 40
    The chief has not yet decided to surround or not to surround, we are waiting for instructions from the Washington regional committee.
  4. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 4 January 2023 22: 46
    Deep underground workings need energy to rise to the surface and ventilate, pump out groundwater. These are not shelters - but a trap.
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 5 January 2023 02: 16
      See how to fight.