The situation near Severodonetsk is quite tense and complicated. Russia is trying to storm the city with very powerful forces, but does not receive success in this direction. Despite all the enemy’s attempts to approach Severodonetsk, encircle it from two sides and block transport links, Russia’s progress in advancing near Severodonetsk is minimal.
In fact, the entire offensive along the line of Popasnaya and Severodonetsk has already taken several weeks from Russia. As you can see, they advanced quite a short distance through skillful and correct defense from the Ukrainian side.
Today we can say that the Ukrainian defensive forces inflict serious losses on the Russian troops – they hold back this massive offensive and repel the attack, despite the fact that this is really not easy. The Ukrainian military is doing everything to fight back and prevent the capture of the city by the Russians.
The problem with the Russians is that they are not effective in urban combat.
As for the risk of the capture of Severodonetsk by Russia, unfortunately, it really exists. After all, it cannot be ruled out that the Russian Federation can transfer additional forces and attack the city.
But it is important to emphasize that Russia will not be able to occupy Severodonetsk. They can only destroy it, destroy it, covering it with air strikes or artillery fire. However, this cannot be called the term “occupation”.
The problem with the Russians is that they are not effective in urban combat. In fact, they are afraid of urban combat, because in this case the Ukrainian forces have an advantage. Therefore, the Russians have no other tactics than the “scorched earth” tactics.
In such a scenario, the most important step would be to avoid encirclement of our troops and keep our heroes alive. Then they will be able to move from new, fortified positions to counterattack actions. The most important thing is to keep our units.
Getting weapons can change the course of events and turn the tide near Severodonetsk in our favor
In order to fully deter the enemy in this direction, today it is extremely necessary to saturate our forces with Western artillery weapons, heavy armored vehicles, various kinds of drones (both directly reconnaissance and kamikaze drones that could destroy enemy manpower and artillery ).
Getting weapons can change the course of events and turn the tide near Severodonetsk in our favor. But we must understand that in order for Lend-Lease to work, a certain period of time is needed. If we are to predict, then it will probably take a few more weeks for the US lend-lease to work to its fullest and we receive the weapons that our heroes need so much. Including multiple launch rocket systems MLRS M-270, HIMARS and so on. These are much-needed weapons so that we can turn the tide in our favor. Therefore, the defenders who are now fighting in the Severodonetsk direction are playing an extremely important time, during which these weapons will begin to arrive.
Alexander Musienko, Head of the Center for Military-Political Research