As the Soviet commander, you will also have some tough time, albeit for different reasons.
By January 21st, your core striking formation, the Group Rumjantsev (joint forces of two brigades, 39th Tank and 56th Motor Rifle), is already tired and halved in size, all your reserves are already committed and you lack ammo and fuel, while Germans seem to keep bringing fresh units with every hour, sealing all the gaps and blocking your tanks' advance in the narrow streets of Kamensk. If you keep up attacking, as you did in past days, it is very likely that you will lose this battle of attrition.
Your historical counterpart, 23rd Tank Corps CO General Pushkin, anticipating the possible German counterattack, ordered his troops the defensive posture on 11-00, January 21st. You, as the Soviet player, have five hours more than that, use them to plan your defenses more carefully, - or launch the last all-out attack to improve your positions.
This scenario is expected to be quite tough for Soviet side, especially because the only river crossing capable to carry tanks is about 10 km away. So, while your infantry can always retreat across the Donetz by ice, to live and fight another day, your tanks and their crews have the only choice of winning or dying.
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"Russia has only two allies: Russian Army and Russian Navy".
---Emperor Alexander III