A commander manning one in all Ukraine’s forward-most positions zoomed in on his pill to point out how Kyiv’s forces within the space have superior inside 5 miles of Kreminna— an occupied stronghold for the Russian navy and potential gateway for the Ukrainian forces as they press into the jap Luhansk area.
“We’ve pushed them back, and now we just need to take their logistical routes,” mentioned the deputy battalion commander within the Ukrainian Nationwide Guard’s fifth Slobozhanska Brigade, whom The Washington Post agreed to determine by his name signal, Tor, due to the safety dangers.
“As soon as they lose that, they’ll have to abandon their positions,” Tor mentioned. “They won’t be able to bring in reinforcements or more ammunition.”
Cunningham and Ryan reported from Washington. Dan Lamothe in Washington and Liz Sly in London contributed reporting.