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What stopped the Russian offensive on Kyiv in 2022: Pavliuk's answer

Mar 31, 2024

The Battle of Moshchun was a turning point in the Russian army's offensive against Kyiv in 2022.


This was stated by the Commander of the Land Forces Oleksandr Pavliuk, RBC-Ukraine reports, citing the telethon broadcast.

"It was Moshchun. On the 19th and 20th, there were decisive battles for this settlement. This is the bridgehead that was captured by the Russians and was a huge threat to Kyiv. If they had been able to develop the offensive, we would have been fighting directly for the streets of Kyiv," explained Pavliuk, who was in charge of Kyiv's defense at the time.

According to the Land Forces commander, the Ukrainian military then blew up a dam, which helped destroy the crossings that the Russians had set up to move their main forces.

"This stopped the offensive... After we launched an offensive on the 19th to cut off the group and enter the enemy's rear, they started to panic. They were very afraid of being surrounded, and the withdrawal of their units from the territory of Ukraine began. They tried to leave very quickly, abandoning both their equipment and their dead. The Russians were very well prepared in that area, but we were better," he added.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/04/2024

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