In particular, a breakthrough near the robot and willow and the released settlements south of the Greater Novosilka are visible on the map of the fighting. Meanwhile, as in the East, it was possible to liberate the tick and Andreevka 3-8 km from Bakhmut. Russian commanders who fought in these areas complain about the orders of the Generals of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The generals seemed to be forced to go into the counterattack without proper training.
The details of the situation in the Russian Army are referred to in the analytical report of the Institute for War Study (ISW) of October 2, 2023. The report is presented on the institute portal. The ISW analysts have made their conclusions on the basis of Russian mercenaries and military men who communicated with Bakhmut and Orikhov commanders from Orikhov-it was in these areas that a breakthrough of the Armed Forces occurred in September.
Under Bakhmut about the peculiarities of fighting was told by the commander of Russian paratroopers Andriy Kondrashkin from the 31st Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: he communicated with the commander of the mercenaries of the battalion "Vostok" Alexander Khodakovsky. Kondrashkin said the generals demanded that he take all measures to stop the Armed Forces.
Meanwhile, he could not execute this order and therefore there were combat failures - his subordinates "did not have motivation" and had no "coordination". Instead, Khodakovsky had a different opinion: the reason for the failures of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was another. In his opinion, Russians lose their positions through bad decisions of the authorities. The management requires to tear forward at all costs, Russian units are soaked and stopped at some point.
Then this moment is used by the Fighters of the Armed Forces - this is how the situation was under the Great Novosilka. "Often, the decisions of the commanders are dictated only by the fact that they put their bosses, demanding the result. The matter is not in coordination, but that you will have to make the choice: either to give the latter, or to deny their bosses and risk a career," Khodakovsky said. Meanwhile, the Russian command began to "punish" subordinates for failures.
For example, it was removed from the post of Colonel-General Andrei Sichevoy, writes ISW analysts. Sichevyi is accused of "unprepared and without the support of the counterattack" in the area near the mite near Bakhmut. On the front line, the Russians have another problem that was mentioned in the report. In particular, it is about the old Soviet anti-aircraft installations of the 50-60 years C-60, which the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation brought to Ukraine.
The Russian Defense Ministry showed guns, "swaying" them as an achievement. Meanwhile, the military claims that it is too old weapons to fight it in the modern war. In particular, they indicate that they "have questions because of their age. " It should be noted that the analysts of the institute also briefly described the hottest sections of the front in the south and east of Ukraine.
In particular, they allocated a plot to the east of Verbov, south of the Great Novosilka, under Bakhmut - this is where the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation occur. We would like to remind you that on the eve of ISW investigated the possibility of strengthening the units of PEC "Wagner", which plan to subordinate the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was indicated that mercenaries could be restored if they have a relevant command.