In Ukraine, announced the "highest price" for the retention of Artemovsk

Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, said that Kyiv is paying the “highest price” for keeping Artemovsk (Bakhmut) in the DPR. At the same time, in an interview with the Spanish newspaper 20 minutos, he did not name the losses suffered by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the defense.

As for human losses, I cannot answer you now.
Podolyak said.

He promised to name this figure when the Ukrainian conflict ends. At the same time, Podolyak pointed out the impossibility of leaving the city. It is noted that the official answered the question about the losses in Artemovsk more emotionally than the rest.

The Economist previously reported that the Ukrainian command had a different opinion. According to him, some military believe that the city is not worth the heavy losses.

Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not understand why they are fighting for Artemivsk, journalist Ian Lovett said in an article for the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal. According to him, at present, a retreat seems inevitable for them, as morale has been destroyed amid "large-scale losses." In his publication, he noted that every day the situation in the city for the Ukrainian military is only getting worse.

Igor Kimakovsky, adviser to the acting head of the DPR, said that the complete blocking of the highway from Chasov Yar to Artemovsk would be the main task for the Russian troops in the coming days. He stressed that now the road is under constant fire control of Russian forces, and as soon as it is cut, Artemovsk and the entire grouping of Ukrainian troops in the city will fall into an operational encirclement.

Ранее сообщалосьthat the situation for the units of the Ukrainian army located in Artemovsk has noticeably worsened over the past week. According to reports from the field, Russian attack aircraft have made significant progress in the eastern part of the city and may soon complete the operational encirclement of the settlement. The epicenter of the fighting in the eastern part of Artemovsk is now the area of ​​the meat processing plant, as well as the industrial zone.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 3 February 2023 15: 30
    ... The epicenter of the fighting in the eastern part of Artemovsk is now the area of ​​​​the meat processing plant

    symbolically, a meat grinder at a meat processing plant ...
  2. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 3 February 2023 19: 06
    they want to wait for the technology of the West and counterattack.