The large-scale spring counter-offensive planned by the Ukrainian military could advance in the next few weeks, and several factors must now be taken into account, including not only the warmer weather, but also the state of equipment and ammunition provided by Western allies.
In Orykov, Ukrainian soldiers repeatedly returned artillery fire from Russian troops, sometimes up to 300 per day. According to Roman: “They fired at us more and more often, laid mines everywhere, and our intelligence confirmed this. The Russian army knew we were preparing for a counterattack.
For the Ukrainian army, the direction is clear: south, towards the coast. The soldier stressed: „If we successfully capture Melitopol, Mariupol and Berdyansk, we will cut off the Russian army from Crimea, and the Ukrainian army will surround Russia in the Kherson region.“ The army continued to advance towards Crimea. We must expel the Russian troops from the Sea of Azov at all costs.