Artillerymen and tankers help the Marines of the Pacific Fleet to move deeper into Vugledar. Izvestia correspondent Kirill Olkov shared footage of the battles for the city on Monday, January 30.
The epicenter of the military clash in Ugledar in the southeast of the city. The correspondent noted that the fighting is no longer on the outskirts, but on the outskirts. The Russian military occupied strategically important positions previously occupied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Rocket artillery receives the coordinates of the target via an encrypted communication channel. Fire is opened not only on fortified areas, but also on columns of militants, interrupting the delivery of reinforcements and ammunition. The conditions, according to the gunners, are constantly changing, so the drone corrects the accuracy of the strikes.
Earlier on the same day, Izvestia war correspondent Denis Kulaga said that the Russian army was pushing the Armed Forces of Ukraine out of the territory of the Donetsk Republic (DPR) in all directions: from Ugledar to Artemovsk and Soledar.
On January 7, adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, said that the Russian army had entrenched itself in the southeast and east of Vugledar. He explained that Ugledar is a small town, most of which is occupied by an industrial zone and two mines.
At the same time, the acting head of the republic, Denis Pushilin, said that taking control of this settlement would provide Russian troops with access to the Red Army and Kurakhov directions. According to Pushilin, this could radically change the balance of power in the NVO zone.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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