APU retreated from Soledar to save the lives of fighters
“They entrenched themselves on pre-prepared defense lines. We completed the main task: they did not allow us to systematically break through the enemy in the Donetsk direction of the front and enter the rear, and then move to the operational space. The Armed Forces of Ukraine knocked out the maximum number of forces, primarily the manpower of the personnel, exhausted the enemy, — said the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Cherevaty, quoted by the Public.
According to Cherevaty, the front line in Soledar was leveled: there was no encirclement or capture of the Ukrainian military.
“This is war. Each military leader acts with regard to the maximum benefit for his troops. We cannot afford the luxury that our enemy allows us to simply throw our fighters to the slaughter. We are trying to maneuver, fire, use small group tactics in order to exhaust the enemy as much as possible, — said Cherevaty.
He added that the Russian Federation wants to draw attention to “the small town of Soledar against the backdrop of the fact that the enemy had previously received significant defeats in the Kyiv, Kharkov, Liman, Kherson operations.”
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich