The liberation of Krasny Liman has not only tactical, but also great symbolic significance, military expert Vladislav Shurygin told Izvestia.
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“In 2014, he became one of the centers of the uprising against the Kyiv authorities. Then it turned out to be one of the first large settlements that recaptured Ukrainian formations from the forces of the people’s republics. Since then, he has been waiting for his release for eight years,” the expert said.
As Shurygin noted, artillery duels and battles for this important railway junction, surrounded by forest plantations, turned out to be no less fierce than in the Bakhmut area.
Although it is only 15 km to Slovyansk from there, this path will not be easy, he added.
“Krasny Liman is located on the opposite bank of the Seversky Donets River. Kyiv formations will surely blow up the bridge across it, and then take up defense along the banks. A direct strike across the river here, near the main defense center, is hardly possible, ”said the source of Izvestia.
The Ukrainian command, realizing the strategic importance of these cities, is concentrating all available reinforcements in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk in order to delay the Russian offensive at the turn of this most important water barrier, the expert concluded.
On Thursday, May 26, video evidence appeared of the hoisting of the flags of Russia, the DPR and Pobeda over the administration in the center of Liman. On the eve it was reported that a significant part of the city had already been liberated. Fighting continued on its southern outskirts and in the area of the railway station.