LUGANSK, November 30. /TASS/. In their reports to the country’s top brass, Ukrainian military commanders question the feasibility of attacking the city of Svatovo in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) amid the current heavy losses and lack of resources, an LPR officer told TASS on Wednesday.
LPR People’s Militia officer Andrey Marochko said that Ukrainian military officers responsible for the offensive on Svatovo request their commanders to clarify the orders that had been given to them.
"Incessant losses, as well as shortage of ammunition, equipment, weapons and military hardware for performing an operation to gain control over Svatovo, forced commanders of assaulting units to write reports to their commanders in which they ask to explain and justify the estimates of manpower and equipment made while planning the operation, and the feasibility of further offensive given the lack of necessary resources," Marochko said.
The LPR militia officer told TASS earlier on Tuesday that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were trying to step up their offensive towards the city of Svatovo in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) and break through Russian defenses from three directions at once.