Defense ministry names Russia's objective in Donbas
The aim of the invaders in the east of Ukraine is to reach the borders of the Donetsk Oblast, the Ministry of Defense noted (Photo:General Staff)
The main goal of the Russian troops in eastern Ukraine is to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk Oblast, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on national television on Nov. 22, adding that the Russian army makes 400 attacks per day in the Donbas.
Malyar noted that the liberation of Kherson had a demoralizing effect for the Russians, so now they are trying to gain at least a tactical advantage.
According to her, bad weather has been preventing Russian forces from carrying out more devastating attacks.
“The Russian Federation does not abandon the goal to reach the borders of Donetsk Oblast, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are resisting there very strongly,” she stated.
“There are heavy battles there and the price for the fact that the occupiers cannot move further is very high.”
According to the General Staff, over the past day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of the settlements: Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast, as well as Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmut, Maryinka and seven others in Donetsk Oblast.
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