Russian invaders losing offensive potential, military says

15 March, 04:43 PM
The troops of the Russian Federation have lost their offensive potential (Photo:General Staff)

The troops of the Russian Federation have lost their offensive potential (Photo:General Staff)

Invading Russian forces are conducting fewer assaults on Ukrainian positions and have lost their offensive potential, the spokesperson of the Joint Center of the Tauride Defense Forces, Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, said on Ukrainian national television on March 15.

“Compared to about a week ago, when the enemy used a large number of artillery shells, and rockets, today this number has decreased by several times,” he said.

“Their offensive activity has also decreased by several times.”

The Russians carry out from two to nine assaults at night, and from 20 to 29 during the day – down from nearly 100 per day before, Dmytrashkivskyi said.

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“The enemy has lost its offensive potential,” he said.

“They have lost quite a few personnel in the last week of their attacks, as well as a large amount of military equipment.”

The main reason Russian invaders leave their positions at night now are to recover their wounded and killed, Dmytrashkivskyi said.

“They carry out night assaults to discover our positions and firing points, so as to hit them with artillery during the day,” he said.

Earlier on March 14, Dmytrashkivskyi said that the Russian offensive near Donetsk was nearing culmination, as Russia’s invading forces had suffered serious losses and faced a shortage of ammunition.

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