Russian offensive in Donetsk area culminating, invaders suffering heavy losses, lack ammunition
Russian offensive in Donetsk area culminating, invaders suffering heavy losses, lack ammunition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported (Photo:General Staff)
The Russian offensive near Donetsk is nearing culmination as Russia’s invading forces have suffered serious losses and face a shortage of ammunition, spokesperson of the Joint Center of the Tauride Defense Forces Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi said on Ukrainian national television on March 14.
“In fact, the (enemy’s resources) have expired. Compared (to) last week... the enemy has significantly reduced the number of assaults, the amount of shelling,” Dmytrashkivskyi said.
He said that there were up to 250 shellings and 30 assaults per day last week, down from 600 shellings and nearly 100 assaults per day the week before.
To resume the offensive, the invasion forces of the Russian Federation will need time to recover, Dmytrashkivskyi said. He said that the invaders have a set limit of shells they can use, which cannot be exceeded.
“If they exceed it, they’d run out of ammunition the next day. And this is a problem not only for Prigozhin, who says that he is not given ammunition. This is a common problem in the Russian army. The enemy, in my opinion, has already spent its powder, and does not have the power it had previously,” he said.
The Ukrainian military’s General Staff said that despite heavy losses, the Russian invaders continue to advance in the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk sections of the front.
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