The Russian occupiers still have the resources to conduct combat operations, including in terms of equipment, although it is mostly outdated. Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said this during the telethon.
"The enemy, unfortunately, still has stocks and has the ability to replenish them, but every day our heroic soldiers are doing everything to reduce this stock," Cherevaty said.
He emphasized that after successful counter-offensive operations of Ukrainian forces, particularly in the Kharkiv region, where a lot of enemy's latest equipment was destroyed, it is now possible to observe that in many areas the Russian army is using outdated BMP-1, BTR-60, T-62 tanks, etc.
"Our year of struggle and destruction of enemy equipment affects its combat potential, but unfortunately, in terms of numbers, it still has some outdated equipment," said the Armed Forces spokesman.
He emphasized that Bakhmut remains the main target of the occupiers, as they concentrate their main attack efforts there. On May 4, the Russians attacked the positions of Ukrainian defenders in this area 19 times, fired 229 times and carried out two air raids.
Ukrainian forces killed 133 occupants, and another 166 Russians were wounded. They also destroyed a Pantsyr anti-aircraft missile system, three electronic warfare stations, two self-propelled guns, two howitzers, an infantry fighting vehicle, and eight ammunition depots.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 05/05/2023