Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk region by September 15. This, according to Ukrayinska Pravda, was announced at a briefing by Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Gromov.
The enemy continues to hold the occupied areas of Kharkiv, Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, and is also trying to create favorable conditions for the resumption of the offensive. Thus, the Russian occupation troops are once again adjusting their plans and actions in accordance with Putin’s order to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk region until September 15.
To resume an active offensive in eastern Ukraine, according to Gromov, the Russian Defense Ministry continues to regroup formations and military units of the third army corps. It consists of volunteer units recruited in different regions of Russia in the summer of 2022.
During the war, it is impossible to promptly check the information disseminated by representatives of one or another side of the conflict.
The last major success of the Russian troops in the Donbass was the taking under control of the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk-Rubezhnoye agglomeration and the territory of the Luhansk region as a whole. This happened at the beginning of July.