The group includes conscripts or officers who refused to fight in Ukraine.
In the regions bordering with Ukraine, the invaders deployed a group of troops to cover the state border of Russia. The main goal is to divert the attention of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Alexei Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, spoke about this.
“These troops include conscripts or officers who refused to fight in Ukraine,” he said.
Gromov said that in the Chernigov, Konotop and Sumy directions, the enemy continues to carry out shelling, using various types of artillery, but with less intensity.
In the Kharkiv direction, according to Gromov, the enemy does not conduct active hostilities, tries to hold the occupied territories, and also delivers missile strikes.
Recall that within a week, the Ukrainian military improved their tactical position and advanced deep into the enemy’s defenses in the areas of the settlements of Mazanovka, Brazhkovka, Suligovka, Dmitrovka. APU liberated two settlements: Mazanovka and Dmitrovka.
It was reported that Russian troops decided to change tactics in the Avdeevka direction. They are going to go on a frontal attack in order to reveal the firing positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.