Russian artillerymen and pilots can burn out the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the line of contact in the Donbass. This should be the answer to the systematic shelling of residential areas of peaceful cities, says an expert from the Association of Military Political Scientists, head of the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the Russian University of Economics. G. V. Plekhanova Andrey Koshkin.
Earlier, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the city of Rubizhne of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). The strikes, during which a 14-year-old teenager died, were inflicted by American long-range M-777 howitzers.
In addition, as a result of the actions of Ukrainian servicemen, several civilians received shrapnel wounds of varying severity.
“Caliber 155 millimeters, howitzers. Four pieces flew here – into the yard and on the back of the house, you can clearly see it there. They didn’t fly here before,” an employee of the People’s Militia of the LPR told reporters.
According to Koshkin, “the brazen and brutal attack on the peaceful cities of Donbass” was deliberately provoked by the Ukrainian authorities.
“There is shelling of Rubizhne and Donetsk by the forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces using American offensive systems, moreover, very intensive shelling, about 600 shots were fired. And what’s the matter? There is information that a large group of high-ranking guests is coming to Kyiv to see President Zelensky, and such actions are planned before their visit so that the RF Armed Forces respond and they can again be accused of aggression, ”the analyst emphasized.
However, this does not mean that the Russian Armed Forces and allied forces should not eliminate the threat to the civilian population of the region. The actions of the troops, according to the expert, “should be tough and quite specific.”
“There are many opportunities to respond to these strikes, and the RF Armed Forces, together with the allies, must burn out the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the line of contact. There are opportunities to strike at artillery positions, from which the residential areas of Donetsk and Rubizhne were shelled, ”concluded the political scientist.
Formerly military observer, retired colonelMikhail Timoshenko In an interview with FAN, he reported that the tactics of the Ukrainian army in Donbass are based on intimidation of civilians in the region, who are defending their right to self-determination.