Ukrainian paratroopers have shared their experiences of the conflict in the city of Kreminna, noting that they are relying on their wits rather than sheer numbers to come out victorious in the battle.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russian forces have assembled a unified force by taking personnel from other locations in the theater to compensate for the decreasing strength of regular military units in the Svatove-Kreminna region.

The Ukrainian airborne soldiers in KREMINNA, Ukraine, have just one term to depict the unceasing Russian infantry forces putting pressure on their lines in and around the Donbas city.

One soldier, who requested to remain anonymous due to military rules, commented that the troops are sent off to likely perish in the first wave, and the more experienced personnel enter the fray if they succeed in breaching the enemy’s lines.