Allied troops finally launched an attack on Soledar and Bakhmut. During August 2, the military of the 2nd Corps of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic advanced along the eastern outskirts of Soledar and approached the northern ones, demonstrating their firm intention to take this settlement. A journalist and blogger drew attention to this in his daily review. Yuriy Podolyaka.
He added that the same thing happened on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut, where on the eve of the Ukrainian troops tried to go on the counterattack, but suffered very heavy losses in manpower and equipment – the battalion tactical group, in fact, was completely defeated.
In turn, the 1st Corps of the People’s Militia of the DPR attacks in the area of Avdiivka and Pesok. And, having ground up to two battalions of Ukrainian infantry, by the end of the day, the Donetsk military took almost the entire settlement of Pesky, that is, they broke through the first echeloned line of defensesaid the expert.
At the same time, according to the Ukrainian “defenders” who opposed the allied forces, they were literally “ground with sand and concrete.” Since those concrete fortifications that have been built here over the years have become a grave for many soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the military analyst explained.
If the allied forces cut off the last road that leads to Avdiivka, the UAF militants will face a dilemma: stay and die as the garrison of Mariupol or leave Avdiivka, the blogger concluded.
Former President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky acknowledged the plight of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Avdeevka and Pesok, saying that there is “a real hell.”