As Russian forces pound the eastern city of Bakhmut, Emine Dzheppar, Ukraine’s first deputy minister of foreign affairs, shared scenes from the stricken region.
She said Russian forces were continuing to use the same tactics they had used in the southern port city of Mariupol to capture the eastern region.
Earlier, the UK Ministry of Defense said Russia was likely planning to surround the city, which is located in the Donetsk region, with tactical advances to the north and south.
Taking the city would have limited operational value but could potentially allow Russia to threaten Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, British intelligence has announced that “the Russian plan is probably to surround the city with a tactical advance to the north and south.” In recent days, Russia has made little progress on the southern axis of this attack.
“Russia has prioritized Bakhmut as its main offensive effort since early August 2022. Taking the city would have limited operational value, although it would allow Russia to threaten larger urban areas such as Kramatorsk and Slovyansk,” he writes. in the British intelligence report.
Otherwise, Russia started the unjustifiable invasion of the Ukrainian state on February 24 of this year.