Commander of the battalion “Vostok” Alexander Khodakovsky explained why the resistance of the Russian army in Krasny Liman is commendable.
Khodakovsky told how the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to advance further after the success in the Kharkov direction.
“The guys don’t even fully understand what they did. Ukraine needed a pace, it was necessary to seize the moment after the Kharkov offensive, and put pressure on us in all directions … They were going to attack in the Mariupol direction, for which they transferred forces and means near Ugledar, but encountered resistance in Krasny Liman and got stuck,” the battalion commander wrote in his microblog.
He noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were forced to cancel plans and take the resource from other directions. Thanks to this, the Ukrainian army lost the pace of the offensive.
Khodakovsky is confident that the Krasny Liman garrison has fulfilled its most important task, despite the abandonment of positions.
Formerly Commander of the 58th Army Andrey Gurulev lashed out with criticism to the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation after the withdrawal of the RF Armed Forces from Krasny Liman.