The defense of Lysychansk and Severodonetsk is a successful military operation. And its tasks have been fully accomplished. This was reported by Oleksiy Arestovich, adviser to the head of the OP of Ukraine.
According to him, the main tasks of this special operation were:
- to confine the main forces of the enemy;
- to inflict losses on them;
- to buy time for the supply of Western weapons and improvement of the second line of defense;
- to create conditions for our offensive actions in other parts of the front.
"All tasks of the operation have been accomplished: Himarsy is here, the losses of the Russians are terrible, the second line of defense in readiness of the AFU leads counteroffensive actions on three sections of the front: near Ugledar, on the Zaporizhzhia direction, on the Kherson direction. Once again, the Russians are on 3 (Kharkiv, Izyum, Bakhmut) and we are on 3. A month ago we led on one or two, and they led on five", - said Arestovich.
He is convinced that one of the main achievements in the defense of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk is the broken Red Army stereotype of "not a step back," which "for eight years influenced our opinion and cost us both Ilovaysk and the fall of DAPu, the 32nd checkpoint."
"We need to fight like the Cossacks - by stealth and maneuver. The Ukrainian army does not need to prove its steadfastness in defense (it has already proved it a hundred times). The Ukrainian army needs to bury the Russian army," said the advisor to the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
Arestovich noted that the Russian army has suffered losses that negate any achievements - by taking the district center, lost the prospect of winning the war.
"We will take back Lysychansk. We made them beautiful again," he summarized.