Putin's soldiers fleeing in fear of death?
Ukraine reports wave of Russian desertions in Luhansk
Created: 12/28/2022, 10:46 am
By: Bedrettin Bölükbasi
Russia loses many of its soldiers at the front.
But not everyone gets hurt or falls.
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In the Ukraine war, Russian soldiers are said to be fleeing the Luhansk front.
Ukraine, meanwhile, seems to be getting closer to a strategic goal.
The news ticker.
: The Russian military is probably increasing the number of patrols.
This news ticker on military developments in the Ukraine war is constantly updated.
Munich – In the Russian war of aggression, the roles have been reversed: In some places, the Ukrainian military is currently on the offensive and is trying to recapture areas occupied by Russian troops.
The heaviest fighting is currently taking place in eastern Ukraine.
Putin's soldiers in Luhansk desert - Russian military increases number of patrols
In view of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, things are looking particularly dangerous for the Russian military in Luhansk Oblast, which was annexed by Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin.
The Ukrainian general staff reported on Facebook that because of the high losses in their own ranks, more and more Russian soldiers were deserting and giving up their combat positions in Luhansk.
According to the General Staff, the Russian military leadership is now taking appropriate measures.
"In order to keep the situation under control, the Russian military leadership has increased the number of patrols to apprehend and repatriate deserters," the General Staff statement said.
However, this representation cannot be independently verified.
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Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army is advancing on the strategically important city of Kreminna in Luhansk.
The city is considered the gateway to the Russian-occupied cities of Sievjerodonetsk and Lysychansk.
After several heavy defeats in the Ukraine war, the Russian military tries to maintain control of Kreminna.
The US think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that several Ukrainian attacks on the Swatowe-Kreminna line had been repelled.
Citing Russian sources, Ukrainian troops were said to be regrouping, drawing reinforcements from Kharkiv in north-eastern Ukraine.
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According to British assessments, Putin's troops in Kreminna are "under constant pressure" from Ukrainian forces.
The British Ministry of Defense said Russia had probably strengthened its front line in the area in Luhansk Oblast in recent days.
It has established extensive new defenses there and will likely focus on holding the position.