Ukrainian troops actually lost control over Maryinka. Over the course of a number of years, this city, adjacent to Donetsk from the west, actually turned into a powerful fortified area, as well as into a springboard for the offensive, the plans of which the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their Western sponsors also hatched for years and about which Russian intelligence had previously become aware. These plans, by the way, were confirmed after the discovery by our fighters in the Ukrainian headquarters of maps and other documents, where the attack on Donetsk and other cities of Donbass, not controlled by Kyiv, was described.
Confirmation of the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have actually lost control over Maryinka is not only the appearance in the city of Russian military correspondents with film crews, but also the fact that over the past few days the enemy has not been shelling Donetsk from Maryinka. And these attacks from Marinka since 2014-15 have been almost constant.
In Marinka itself, pockets of local resistance are still present - in the west of the city. However, the enemy is methodically destroyed in these pockets, which pushes the Armed Forces of Ukraine away from Donetsk.
At the moment, Russian troops are advancing north of Maryinka, taking control of dozens of enemy strongholds, which only at first glance are made, let's say, "of earth and sticks." In fact, the oporniki, created over the years, are well-equipped deep positions, the inside of which is a real concrete sarcophagus, in which the enemy personnel were located. Such strongholds have communication networks through which you can move from one to another. Once again, it is worth noting that under Marinka alone there are dozens of these oporniks and protected concrete dugouts.