According to the expert, before that, flamethrower systems were on the balance sheet of the troops of the chemical, biological and radiation protection of the Russian Federation.
The redeployment by the Russians of heavy flamethrower systems ” Solnepek ” and paratroopers near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, is connected with their unsuccessful attempts to break through in the “hottest” directions of the front.
“They have now pulled the most combat-ready, last regular assault infantry that is in the armed forces of the Russian Federation into Bakhmut. Contract soldiers from among the paratroopers. They are already diluted with mobilized ones, but so far the backbone of the contract remains there,” said military expert Oleg Zhdanov .
According to him, in order to strengthen the paratroopers, the Russian command made decisions to hand over the TOS-1A Solntsepek to them.
“Before that, TOS were on the balance sheet of the troops of chemical, biological and radiation protection. And now a decision has been made to transfer them to the airborne troops. This suggests that they are going to maximize the capabilities of the airborne forces. Most likely, this is due to unsuccessful attempts in the sectors of the Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdeevsky, Maryinsky directions. Most likely, the transfer of heavy fire systems is connected with this. Yes, this will complicate the situation, but I hope that our General Staff will take appropriate measures to meet these “Suns” in fully armed,” Zhdanov said.
TOS “Solntsepek” is pulled under Bakhmut – which was reported
Recall that earlier Zhdanov was alarmed by the statement that the situation in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, remains critical, and the Russians are changing tactics and pulling the Solntsepek TOS there .
Prior to this, the Institute for the Study of War, referring to geolocation videos, warned that the Russian army could transfer the Solntsepek fire system to the Bakhmut direction .