Russian forces may have assembled 30 km barrier in Donetsk region

Russian forces appear to have constructed a 30-kilometre-long barrier dubbed the “tsar train” in occupied Donetsk region, possibly to serve as a defensive line against future Ukrainian assaults.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) says satellite imagery shows that Russian forces constructed a long line of train cars stretching from occupied Olenivka to Volnovakha over the past nine months.

A Ukrainian open-source intelligence interactive online map reported that Russian forces have assembled more than 2,100 freight cars into a 30-kilometre-long train and that they intend to use it as a defensive line against future Ukrainian assaults.

Russian forces have recently made marginal territorial gains in this area and could have assembled the train for other purposes as well.

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