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 Main Forces of Ukrainian Soldiers from the 72th Brigade Skillfully Got Out of the Blockade - Journalist

The main force of the 72th Mechanized Brigade from the city of Bila-Tserkva successfully broke out from the area of Chervonopartyzansk - the farthest point in the blocked area.

Censor.NET chief editor Yurii Butusov wrote about it on Facebook.

The situation report of the sector D as of August 4:

1 The Ukrainian troops left the area of Chervonopartyzansk. It was the farthest point of the blocked area. The main force of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade from Bila-Tserkva successfully retreated. They took away all the artillery. The surviving tanks led the convoy. Soldiers of other units of the Ukrainian troops moved away with them. The Russian mercenaries could not offer effective resistance.

2. The breakthrough was carried by the bravest and the most persistent servicemen headed by an outstanding officer.

3 However, the breakthrough of the enemy's blocking positions is not completed. Now our forces are much closer to the position of our troops in the area of Marynivka-Stepanivka.

4 Our troops are under siege in the area of Dovzhanskyi and in some more strong points.

5 Our troops took Saur-Mohyla but the area around it is not fully controlled. The main task - the elimination of Russian mercenaries' observation posts is done however thanks to the 95th Airmobile and the 51th Mechanized Brigades and our artillery and missile brigade.

6 Russian artillery shelling continues with impunity.

7 435 Ukrainian soldiers moved to Russia in spite of the order of the commander of the strike group breaking out from Chervonopartyzansk. Unfortunately, the transition into the Russian Federation was headed by one of the officers. There are more than 200 soldiers of the 72nd brigade among the deserters.

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The conclusions:

1 Now we have to redeploy the troops from the ridge at Dovzhanskyi. All operational importance of keeping there the troops was lost after leaving Chervonopartyzansk.

2 The withdrawal of troops to the intermediate and poorly equipped in engineering terms front lines contains too much risk and is not rewarding. It is necessary to gather all the forces and break through to our troops positions, where there is a well-established supply. They should return all blocked units immediately. And we need to strike back.

3. The responsibility for the situation lies entirely on the command of the General Staff and the ATO, and above all on Victor Muzhenko and the Ministry of Defense. It is inappropriate now, but later we shall conduct debriefing.

4 I understand a human being of those who defected to Russia, but I can not justify them - they left their comrades going to break through. It can not be excused.

5 Once I have the opportunity I will write about the heroes, who for the sake of honor and patriotism have chosen the most difficult and dangerous way of a breakthrough. I am proud that we have such compatriots. Glory to the Heroes!

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