Russian artillery and the amount of ammunition still remaining for it are Ukraine's main problems on the eastern front, editor-in-chief of Censor.NET Yuriy Butusov said in an interview with Radio NV on Aug. 22.
Butusov said that although Russia doesn’t have enough combat-ready infantry to fight on a wide front, its advantage is artillery and large stocks of ammunition for it.
“This is the key problem,” explained Butusov. “It’s not the number of troops in itself, but the damage that the enemy inflicts.”
He said that the transfer of a significant number of Russian reserves to the south improved the situation as a whole, as it reduced the enemy’s ability to concentrate infantry in assault units in the east, but didn’t reduce the advantage of the Russians when it comes to ammunition.
“We cannot deprive the Russians of this advantage yet,” says the editor-in-chief. “We cannot ‘shut up’ the Russian artillery and knock it out in a way that would make it risky for them to conduct a rapid fire for hours. This is a real problem that needs to be solved, which we are not solving yet.”
In the report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Aug 22, it was stated that the invaders were trying to conduct an offensive on the Kramatorsk axis, and hostilities were also continuing on the Sprine-Vesele axis.