Russia likely planning to encircle Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut, Britain says

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Russia is likely planning to encircle the Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut with tactical advances to the north and south, Britain’s defence ministry said on Saturday.

The capture of the town would have limited operational value but it can potentially allow Russia to threaten Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, the ministry added in a daily intelligence update.

“There is a realistic possibility that Bakhmut’s capture has become primarily a symbolic, political objective for Russia,” the ministry said in the update posted on Twitter.


  1. They’ll still be trying to encircle Bakhmut as the rest of Ukraine is liberated. The orcs have taken a couple of km in territory towards Bakhmut, while Ukraine liberated Kharkiv and Kherson.

  2. Denys Davidov says this too. I hope it’s wrong. But if there is any chance of a massacre, the defenders need to get out. I’m sure the Ukrainian commanders will make the right decisions.
    Of course, if they had sufficient ammo, sufficient long range artillery and sufficient air power, this could not happen.

  3. In all the news – even the kraut ones – there is talk of massive losses on part of the cockroaches. It’s interesting to see how many swimming pools of blood this insignificant place is worth for the mafiosi to claim a victory, as small as it would be.
    At this rate of attrition, how long will it take for mafia land to drain the country of military-aged cockroaches?

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