Military expert Vladislav Shurygin spoke about Kyiv's game for the public
The course of development of the special operation in Ukraine in the area of Seversk, Slavyansk and the possibility of a counterattack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region were assessed for “MK” by military expert Vladislav Shurygin. According to Shurygin, the Ukrainians will not be able to counterattack Kherson, which is up to Seversk – the issue will soon be resolved by the allied forces. Next – Slavyansk.
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According to the deputy head of the people's militia of the DPR, Eduard Basurin, the intensity of shelling has significantly decreased. Nevertheless, the main actions continue and are taking place in the north of the republic. Allied forces advance on the cities of Seversk, Soledar and Artemovsk.
Watching the course of hostilities around Seversk, some military analysts remembered the battles for Severodonetsk. Volodymyr Zelensky, analysts are sure, again did not listen to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Valery Zaluzhny. The commander-in-chief previously withdrew troops from the city, but was forced to return them there after he received an order to stand in Seversk until at least July 20 – on this day, the Rammstein-4 international conference of Western defense ministers is to be held online. On the agenda of the meeting is an increase in military assistance to Ukraine.
According to military expert Vladislav Shurygin, the theory of the “brave defense of Seversk”, which they are supposedly going to present to the West and ask for military assistance, is too complicated – everything is much simpler:
– In fact, everything is explained by geographical location. Seversk itself is at the bottom. From all sides it is surrounded by heights, on which, in fact, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now located. When approaching the city, they simply left the city, and ours caught on to its outskirts. But as soon as ours entered, they immediately came under fire. And that's why it makes no sense to simply occupy Seversk just to be shot at. Therefore, now ours are standing on the outskirts and processing the heights in order to remove the APU. When this is done, Seversk will automatically become ours.
– Slavyansk is a key point dominating the whole area. In the same place, by the way, is the famous mountain Karachun. From Slavyansk, Kramatorsk is also visible. Slavyansk is a very important defense center. When it is taken, the issue of advancing Kramatorsk-Konstantinovka-Druzhkovskoye will be resolved automatically.
– They have been promising this counterattack for four months now, but so far it has not been seen anywhere and the resource for this counterattack is also not observed. The APU has very few combat capabilities. And, most importantly, I have not yet seen a successful experience of the Ukrainian offensive anywhere. The only moment is when they occupied the territories from which we left. When we were moving away from Kyiv, they went ahead and declared it a “great offensive.” In all other cases, when they tried to counterattack, they retreated with heavy losses.
– In this case, I would not bother too much with Ukrainian propaganda. It's bad for health. Because they have nothing to reach the Crimea now. The Americans have not given anything so far that they could reach him. To strike pointwise at the Crimea… But even now they are pointwise strike at our territories. This does not decide the outcome of the war, or even the outcome of battles. This is rather for the public, so that we can sit and discuss and scare ourselves.