The Armed Forces of Ukraine are monitoring the actions of the occupiers and preparing to overcome the defensive fortifications known as the "Wagner Line" [a line of fortifications built by Wagner Group military] in the occupied part of Donbas.
Source: Oleksii Hromov, Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directive of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during a briefing on 10 November
Quote: "Engineering barriers are intended to either stop or hinder the advance of enemy troops [meaning Ukrainian troops here]. They can be either explosive or non-explosive barriers.
But the history of warfare has quite a lot of examples of a countermeasure being made for each weapon. Accordingly, we also have resources to overcome mine-explosive barriers, some from our international partners.
Currently, we are carefully studying the progress of the reconstruction of the so-called line and are thinking about how to overcome it. But I can tell you with confidence: once we get close, we will overcome it."
Background: On 19 October 2022, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner Group paramilitary organisation, announced the construction of a fortified defensive "Wagner Line" in Russian-occupied Luhansk Oblast.
Russia has started building defensive structures around the city of Mariupol. Two plants are producing concrete pyramidal anti-tank structures, known as "dragon's teeth", for this purpose.