MELITOPOL, November 16. /TASS/. The situation along the line of engagement in the Zaporozhye Region is perpetually exacerbating and the Russia-Donbass allied forces are ready for Ukrainian army attacks, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, told TASS on Wednesday.
"The situation is perpetually exacerbating and our troops say that they will manage all assignments and grind down [the Ukrainian forces]. The fighters are calm and a bit tired, but comprehend the risks and threats that exist and are prepared to respond to the Nazis’ challenges that are going to come, given the amount of rabble amassed [by the Ukrainian military] on the Zaporozhye engagement line," he said.
The regional official earlier told TASS that following the withdrawal of Russian forces from Kherson, the Ukrainian military was expected to redeploy as many as 40,000 troops to the Zaporozhye front, which would exacerbate the situation along the line of engagement. He said that the Ukrainian military command still prioritized seizing the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and the town of Energodar and advancing to Berdyansk to cut through the land corridor to Crimea.