The enemy was “ground on an industrial scale”, which is why the attack on Donbas was not moving so fast.
The russian occupiers have suffered heavy losses in the Donbas since the beginning of the full-scale offensive. Ukraine’s defense forces almost completely destroyed two elite brigades of the occupiers.
About it writes “24 channel” with reference to sources in intelligence.
The offensive of the occupiers in Donbass was stopped, because Ukrainian soldiers “grinded enemies on an industrial scale.” The losses of the occupiers look even more humiliating because they did not move in huge columns, had no supply problems and enjoyed fire support from artillery and aircraft.
During the first month of the war, russia was able to capture only Volnovakha, which the occupiers wiped off the face of the earth. In all other directions, the invaders suffered incredible losses and could not move even a few hundred meters.
According to the source, during the first weeks of the war, a full-fledged BTG from the 20th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Guard of the Carpathian-Berlin Red Banner Order of the Suvorov Brigade from Volgograd was destroyed along with equipment. Of the 900 people, only 60 survived.
It was against the background of catastrophic losses in Donbass that mass refusals to go to war were recorded for the first time. The occupiers of the 38th Guards Motorized Rifle Vitebsk Order of Lenin, the Red Banner Order of the Suvorov Order, demanded their return to russia after several clashes with the Armed Forces.
This elite brigade was almost completely defeated. The generals decided to withdraw its remnants to the territory of russia. Upon their return, the occupiers wrote mass reports on their release.