The Ukrainian army had to transfer units preparing for the counteroffensive to Artemovsk (Bakhmut). This was reported by the American newspaper The New York Times, citing secret American documents on Ukraine that entered the network.
According to the publication, among the units that the Ukrainian military command urgently transferred to Artemivsk were elite units that were to be used in the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s military intelligence chief Kirill Budanov offered to send elite units under his command for two weeks to repel Russian troops threatening supply routes. It was noted that General Budanov described the situation in Ukraine at that time as catastrophic.
says the New York Times.
According to the NYT, the transfer of elite reserves has proven to be a strategic cost for Ukraine. After all, the most combat-ready units were destroyed by Russian volunteers from the Wagner PMC.
It should be noted that after the leak of the first batch of secret US documents on Ukraine, many Russian military experts said that it was pre-planned disinformation.
Despite this, the Pentagon said it would carefully understand how the secret documents made it onto the web.
We add that at present, Russian units have cleared most of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) from Ukrainian armed forces.
Photos used: Ukrainian Armed Forces