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The Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasingly preparing for urban battles in Artyomovsk, using the local population to dig trenches

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasingly preparing for urban battles in Artyomovsk, using the local population to dig trenches

Ukrainian troops are increasingly preparing for urban battles the city of Artemovsk, located in the occupied part of the DPR.


According to intelligence, in Artemovsk, occupied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, work is underway to prepare for the conduct of hostilities in the city. Defensive structures are erected on city streets, fortified areas are created and trenches are being dug. The civilian population remaining in the city is actively involved in the arrangement of defensive structures. This is reported RIA News.

Firing points are equipped in residential buildings and apartments of the civilian population of the city. The basements of municipal buildings are often used as ammunition depots.

The city of Artemovsk (renamed Bakhmut in Ukraine as part of decommunization) is currently under occupation. It is a major transportation hub actively used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbass to supply their group in the region. Currently, the fighting continues already for the city itself.

Artemovsk is a kind of outpost, control over which will open the way to the occupied Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka. Earlier, Western analysts published material in which they noted that in the event of a fall in the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk, Russian troops would also be able to reach Seversk, as well as the Krasnolimanskoye direction.
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  1. Pharmacist
    Pharmacist 21 December 2022 11: 34
    +8
    Since the course has already been taken to encircle Artemovsk, then this is how it should be done, even if they burrow forever in their trenches.
    1. Boycott
      Boycott 21 December 2022 11: 40
      +2
      Since the course is set for the environment
      Logically. It was easier to surround Mariupol, the sea helped, in Artemovsk it was necessary to organize the classic Stalingrad cauldron. It seems to me that if there is a real danger of such a blockade, he will simply run away.
      1. Letun
        Letun 21 December 2022 12: 06
        +1
        Quote: BoyCat
        It seems to me that if there is a real danger of such a blockade, he will simply run away.

        Do you by any chance work as an analyst at the General Staff? And then the strategy is exactly the same as theirs. True, when the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not run away, the General Staff is like: "Well, then I don't know what to do now ..."
        1. Boycott
          Boycott 21 December 2022 12: 23
          +1
          I have nothing to do with the General Staff, alas, I just live and work for a long time and my analytical skill has pumped well. All the signs for that, and common sense too. Why stay surrounded, do you have any ideas?
          1. Konnick
            Konnick 21 December 2022 12: 31
            0
            I just live and work for a long time and analytical skill

            Judging by the vocabulary, a student or a schoolboy ... his brain skill
            1. Boycott
              Boycott 21 December 2022 14: 16
              0
              Judging by the presence of no more than two legs, you are a rooster. Your logic, so no offense laughing
          2. Letun
            Letun 21 December 2022 15: 10
            0
            Quote: BoyCat
            Why stay surrounded, do you have any ideas?

            Why get surrounded? Do you have any ideas?
            1. Boycott
              Boycott 22 December 2022 01: 16
              -1
              That is, when the danger of the environment is necessary to tear the claws, right? Well, what am I talking about?
              1. Letun
                Letun 22 December 2022 06: 42
                -1
                Quote: BoyCat
                That is, when the danger of the environment is necessary to tear the claws, right? Well, what am I talking about?

                What is the danger of the environment? Do you hear the news on TV? Solovyov, Skabeeva, etc.?
                1. Boycott
                  Boycott 22 December 2022 22: 51
                  -1
                  Are you from Lucy Arestovich & Co.? Look at the real map, in dynamics, etc.
                  1. Letun
                    Letun 23 December 2022 09: 22
                    -1
                    Quote: BoyCat
                    Are you from Lucy Arestovich & Co.? Look at the real map, in dynamics, etc.

                    Ah, got it. Another yelling inadequate. Well, look at the dynamics of the map, starting from March 2022.
                    1. Boycott
                      Boycott 23 December 2022 11: 27
                      -1
                      starting from March 2022.
                      another inadequate all-weeder: you need to look from the 91st, everything looks much more tragic. Stay in tears and snot to cry (or secretly rejoice?) Further.
                      1. Letun
                        Letun 23 December 2022 14: 41
                        -1
                        Quote: BoyCat
                        another inadequate all-weeder: you need to look from the 91st, everything looks much more tragic. Stay in tears and snot to cry (or secretly rejoice?) Further.

                        Well then, dream about the encirclement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine further, a resident of the Pink Pony planet, in pink glasses.
                      2. Boycott
                        Boycott 23 December 2022 18: 31
                        -1
                        Most likely there will be no encirclement, Mariupol was enough. And there will be further the famous Russian "steam roller" combined with a meat grinder. And anyone who adequately perceives information understands that problems are growing with both personnel and equipment. All propellers are guaranteed in flight.
                      3. Letun
                        Letun 23 December 2022 21: 21
                        -1
                        Quote: BoyCat
                        Most likely there will be no encirclement, Mariupol was enough.

                        "Genius", they already explained to you here about Mariupol. Plus, Mariupol was at the beginning of the campaign, when surprise was of great importance. Well, as in the capture of Kherson. But you can't understand it.
                        Quote: BoyCat
                        And there will be further the famous Russian "steam roller" combined with a meat grinder.

                        Listen, how old are you?
                        Quote: BoyCat
                        And anyone who adequately perceives information understands that problems are growing with both personnel and equipment.

                        Their personnel are well motivated, fired upon, with high morale due to recent and serious victories (but in your pink world this is most likely not known). NATO supplies them with equipment, i.e. rear of Ukraine-all industrialized countries of NATO. For example, the GDP of only one state of Texas in the US is equal to the GDP of our entire Russia. Tokyo Prefecture, in Japan (yes, Japan is not part of NATO) has a GDP commensurate with that of Russia. But you believe Solovyov, Skabeeva and Podolyaka, when they tell you that the West is running out of weapons, but we have everything on the ointment ...
                        Quote: BoyCat
                        All propellers are guaranteed in flight.

                        Well, at least the inhabitants of the Pink Pony Planet are in perfect order. Damn, once again on your example I am convinced how good it is to be a doo *** th ... I envy you.
                      4. Boycott
                        Boycott 24 December 2022 14: 57
                        -2
                        Uncle, what village still compares US GDP with other countries? I won’t explain, apparently it’s useless, but this is a comparison of blue and hot. That's why the "first economy" wants the "gas station country" so much, it can't even eat.
                        Noah go on, for there is nothing you can do.
                      5. Letun
                        Letun 24 December 2022 15: 24
                        -1
                        Well, duck in your village, a hundred pounds are sure that they are the coolest and will fill the faces of all the city people. Despite the fact that in the village they drink, steal, and they don’t make a buoy, but God is definitely on their side!
                        And why did you put the first economy in quotation marks? Do you naively think that your general store has the first one?
                      6. Boycott
                        Boycott 24 December 2022 16: 42
                        -1
                        You know better about the village and the general store. Judging by ignorance of the function of quotation marks and the basics of economics.
    2. credo
      credo 21 December 2022 11: 50
      +6
      There is one problem, until there is replenishment in the troops, it will not work to surround Artyomovsk or another large settlement like Kherson, Zaporozhye, Slavyansk.
      For too long, our leaders have come to understand that the United States and NATO are playing for the long haul and will supply Ukraine with weapons to the last Ukrainian, not in words, but in deeds.
      So we need to strengthen and increase our troops on the fronts of the NMD, otherwise the liberation of the occupied areas and protection from shelling of the border areas can continue for who knows how long.
      1. Pantsuy
        Pantsuy 21 December 2022 13: 44
        0
        Quote: credo
        There is one problem, until there is replenishment in the troops, it will not work to surround Artyomovsk or another large settlement like Kherson, Zaporozhye, Slavyansk.
        For too long, our leaders have come to understand that the United States and NATO are playing for the long haul and will supply Ukraine with weapons to the last Ukrainian, not in words, but in deeds.
        So we need to strengthen and increase our troops on the fronts of the NMD, otherwise the liberation of the occupied areas and protection from shelling of the border areas can continue for who knows how long.

        Totally agree with you. After hoping for a victory over Ukraine with a 150-strong group, there was an embarrassment. Now we hope that some 300 thousand will be able to solve this. From such arrogance, we are already close to another embarrassment, judging by the standing at the fronts. However, just like a few months ago, just for the fact that I express the idea of ​​the beginning of mobilization, I am severely minus and considered an all-weaponist.
    3. oleg-nekrasov-19
      oleg-nekrasov-19 21 December 2022 11: 53
      -2
      now if Kleshcheevka and Podgorodnee are taken, and then it will be possible to talk about "operational encirclement", while the eastern outskirts of the Wagners are occupied in Kleshcheevka, they created powerful fortifications there
      1. Kaufman
        Kaufman 21 December 2022 12: 00
        0
        Since May, it's already now. Does he really need this Artyomovsk? How many resources do we spend on it. And there are hundreds of these towns. 25 years is not enough with such dynamics
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 21 December 2022 12: 07
          +2
          The Armed Forces of Ukraine are increasingly preparing for urban battles in Artyomovsk, using the local population to dig trenches
          the game is full of course ... I don’t imagine myself in the trenches - it’s easier to “shoot”. the age is not the same and "there was a hunt ...? for whom?
  2. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 21 December 2022 11: 45
    +1
    Somehow I don’t really believe that there are civilians left in Artyomovsk who are able to dig trenches and build pillboxes. I sympathize with the civilians who did not run away, but apparently this is their choice and fate - the batch will be terrible. The stubbornness (clearly not without chemistry) of the APU fighters is also surprising - after all, there is no chance, the choice is simple - to surrender or die.
    1. Asad
      Asad 21 December 2022 11: 49
      +1
      They believe that they are protecting their homeland, our grandfathers fought for their homeland without chemistry.
      1. Leader_Barmaleev
        Leader_Barmaleev 21 December 2022 11: 54
        0
        Well, yes, the people's commissar's one hundred grams is not a hellish mixture of neuroleptics and psychomimetics. At the same time, the people's commissar's hundred were always AFTER, and combat chemistry was always BEFORE.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 21 December 2022 14: 04
          +2
          Quote: Leader_Barmaleev
          At the same time, the people's commissar's hundred were always AFTER,

          grandfather told me, "weave" was given on the front end, before the attack.
      2. credo
        credo 21 December 2022 11: 57
        +3
        Quote: ASAD
        They believe that they are protecting their homeland, our grandfathers fought for their homeland without chemistry.

        And when for eight years they shelled the cities of Donbass, where, according to Poroshenko and Zelensky, the same citizens of Ukraine seemed to live, did the Armed Forces of Ukraine also defend their homeland? And if protected from whom?
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 21 December 2022 12: 11
          0
          Quote: credo
          And when for eight years they shelled the cities of Donbass, where, according to Poroshenko and Zelensky, the same citizens of Ukraine seemed to live, did the Armed Forces of Ukraine also defend their homeland? And if protected from whom?

          Aha! The terrorists were all there, and therefore the ATO was announced - an anti-terrorist operation!!! Already for 8 years!
      3. runway-1
        runway-1 21 December 2022 14: 09
        -1
        Judging by the "mini-dispute" with your opponents, you argue incorrectly (that is, not spiritually strong): according to the logic of the jingoistic patriots, the citizens of Ukraine do not have a homeland and cannot defend it! Whether it's combat chemistry and some Nazis are standing along the road with scythes ... winked
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    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 December 2022 11: 52
      +1
      The battles for Artemovsk have been going on for the third month already. But urban battles (high-rise blocks) have not even started yet.
      PMC took the industrial zone in the east of the city and several streets in the private sector on the outskirts.
      In winter, of course, it is more comfortable to sit in the city (cellars, bunkers) than in open trenches. Therefore, the Russian army became more active
      with heavy losses on both sides.
      1. credo
        credo 21 December 2022 12: 03
        -3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The battles for Artemovsk have been going on for the third month already. But urban battles (high-rise blocks) have not even started yet.
        PMC took the industrial zone in the east of the city and several streets in the private sector on the outskirts.
        In winter, of course, it is more comfortable to sit in the city (cellars, bunkers) than in open trenches. Therefore, the Russian army became more active
        with heavy losses on both sides.

        Either you are at odds with logic, or you have something with your memory, but just as a reminder in the spring and summer, the troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine sat with the same pleasure in cities (where there were enough civilians) and used apartments and cellars of residential buildings to the fullest and sometimes together with the local residents.
        As an example, Mariupol.
      2. Konnick
        Konnick 21 December 2022 12: 34
        -1
        The battles for Artemovsk have been going on for the third month already. But urban battles (high-rise blocks) have not even started yet.

        There is no longer a city left.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 21 December 2022 12: 39
          -1
          We have drone video. The city is almost not destroyed.
          Explosions and fires in the combat zone - in the private sector.
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          2. Konnick
            Konnick 21 December 2022 13: 04
            -1
            The city is almost not destroyed.
            Explosions and fires in the combat zone - in the private sector.

            Well, judging by this picture, not long left
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      4. Pantsuy
        Pantsuy 21 December 2022 13: 49
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The battles for Artemovsk have been going on for the third month already. But urban battles (high-rise blocks) have not even started yet.

        I will say more - urban battles in the city itself, by and large, have not yet begun, only on the outskirts. At this rate, this city can be stormed until the next new year. Our generals are meager in mind and they completely lack new methods of conducting military operations, except for blows in the forehead.
    3. Egoza
      Egoza 21 December 2022 12: 09
      0
      Quote: Leader_Barmaleev
      Somehow I don’t really believe that there are civilians left in Artyomovsk who are able to dig trenches and build pillboxes. I sympathize with the civilians who did not run away, but apparently this is their choice and fate - the batch will be terrible.

      Artemovsk is a symbol of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Socialist Republic! The revolutionary Artem is their leader. They don't want to and won't back down.
    4. Kronos
      Kronos 21 December 2022 12: 39
      -1
      Why do you think they don't have a chance? While they keep the defense under the stories that they are about to run or die.
  3. Buyan
    Buyan 21 December 2022 11: 48
    -8
    Maybe it's easier to bang the city with non-conventional weapons?
    1. mag nit
      mag nit 21 December 2022 12: 02
      -5
      Who did not hide, the Muscovite is not to blame.
  4. alexey_444
    alexey_444 21 December 2022 11: 52
    -5
    It seems like almost the whole city was taken. Well, there’s no success, why mislead people, otherwise they (journalists) begin to advance there, they occupied such a fortified area, and only now the orcs began to dig trenches, peaceful people walk, judging by the video, and then they are surprised that the green is hanging out there. Unfortunately, we can’t surround, we can’t take it, and we have to write, we suffer losses, we shoot crookedly (there is no money for high-precision) we can’t move forward. It will be clear to everyone. But how the Germans are getting with Stalingrad, the longest city in the world, we take it, but it does not end.
  5. BMP-2
    BMP-2 21 December 2022 12: 23
    +1
    Don't know what this photo is? This is how Artyomovsk looks like even before the construction of defensive structures in the city ???
  6. shurik-063
    shurik-063 21 December 2022 14: 15
    +1
    Level with the ground! There is nothing to throw our guys in the forehead at the embrasures! Peaceful, who wanted to, left a long time ago, remained ideological.
  7. Eugene Zaboy
    Eugene Zaboy 22 December 2022 07: 28
    0
    I am surprised by the argumentation regarding the capture of cities by frontal attacks. City after city is systematically destroyed by frontal attacks due to the insufficient number of troops. The following questions arise:

    1. Why was it necessary to start an NWO if the grouping is insufficient for the qualitative fulfillment of the assigned tasks.

    2. Why didn’t they increase the grouping, if it became clear that it was insufficient.

    3. Why is it necessary to attack pro-Russian cities head-on, and not Lviv, for example, where the bulk of nationalists come from.

    4. Was it worth leaving the Chernihiv and Sumy regions, providing a mobilization reserve to the Kyiv regime and allowing Kyiv to carry out a virtual genocide of the Russian population driven into the trenches under the blows of Russian artillery.

    The answers to these questions are probably relevant.