The Russian army controls Bakhmut amid bloody battles with the Ukrainian army

The Russian army controls Bakhmut amid bloody battles with the Ukrainian army
The Russian army controls Bakhmut amid bloody battles with the Ukrainian army
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Fierce battles between the Russian and Ukrainian armies during the past hours, as the Russian army intensified its movements on all fronts of the fighting in Ukraine, in conjunction with Kyiv’s continuous calls to obtain defensive weapons, especially “tanks”, according to “Sky News”.

The network confirmed, quoting military experts, that Moscow had tightened its grip on Bakhmut, which witnessed bloody battles during the past months, but on the other hand, the Western camp expects a counterattack by Ukraine to compensate for the losses of the past hours.

During the past days, the Russian army, with the help of “Wagner” forces, made progress and expansion on all the fighting fronts in the east, especially the Bakhmut and Zaporizhya axes.

To clarify the situation on the ground, the Russian military expert, Shatilov Minikaev, says, “The only solution to stop the militarization of Ukraine and the continuation of the process of Western and American support is to resolve that military operation and cut off all the roads that feed Ukraine with weapons.

Minikaev points out that the Russian army has the right to advance towards the village of Krasnopoli, near the city of Solidar, and control Klichevka, a small town south of Bakhmut (eastern Ukraine). Russia’s forces also took control of the village of Dvorich in the “Republic of Donetsk”, and the Ukrainian army suffered heavy losses, and in Zaporozhye axis, Russia was able to control a depth of 7 kilometers and liberate several areas, in addition to controlling the small village of Lubkovye located near the Dnipro River, southeast of Zaporizhya.

Minikaev added, during his statements to “Sky News Arabia”, that “the delay in implementing the recent promises of Western support to Kiev is not only due to the division in NATO, but also to the decline in the stock of weapons in the stores of the West.”

And he considers that this “pushed the West to realize the seriousness of their situation now in the midst of the Russian advance, and to continue the military operation in which they tried to drain Moscow.”

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And the Russian military expert confirms, “With Solidar’s recent victory, the pace of the Russian field advance will become faster than before, and the international road “H-32” will be controlled, which connects the cities of Konstantinivka, Drujkivka, Kramatorsk, and Slaviansk.

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The Ukrainian military official on the Donbass front, Svyatoslav Podolak, explains during statements to “Sky News Arabia” that “Russia is desperately defending control of Bakhmut, through (Wagner), and turning the battles on the contact line entirely into a guerrilla war within cities and luring the Ukrainian forces.”

Podolak adds, “The expected Western support will turn the equation on that front, provided it is obtained quickly, before the fall of Bakhmut, which the Wagner forces are trying to besiege and cut off all roads from.”

In light of the raging battles near the strategic Bakhmut, a US official demanded that the Ukrainian army “not seek to defend the city in the east of the country, and focus more on preparing to launch a major counterattack against Russia.”

The senior official in US President Joe Biden’s administration said, “The priority given to the fighting in Bakhmut is hindering Ukraine in its primary mission of preparing a strategic offensive against the Russians in the south of the country during the spring.”

The official also considered that Ukraine should take advantage of the armament and training programs run by Washington, to form more highly qualified units and employ them in launching an attack in the south.

For the Ukrainians, Bakhmut is considered a fortress to defend the rest of the cities of Donetsk, from which strikes are directed towards the Russian positions in the Ukrainian parts under their control. The depth of Donetsk Province, especially towards the main cities under Ukrainian control.

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