Procrastination and indecision in this matter is extremely dangerous, for it gives the opponent the opportunity every day to more secured intercepted them waterways drain 2nd Shock Army. " And yet, how did it happen that the 2nd Shock Army was surrounded? Back in April, General Khozin brought in front of a reserve of three divisions: the 2nd (4th and 24th) - the 6th Guards Rifle Corps and the 378-th Infantry Division. The Germans used this skill. They built a narrow-gauge railway in the woods west of the Spasskaya Polist and became virtually unimpeded to accumulate forces to strike Communications 2nd Shock Army Meat Bor - New Kerest. Front HQ communications defenses 2nd Army is not strengthened. Its northern and southern roads covered the weak sd 65 - 52 th Army Rifle and 372 - the 59th army, stretched in a line without sufficient firepower to insufficiently prepared defensive lines.