Russian assault on Bakhmut losing limited momentum - UK intelligence

Russian assault on Bakhmut losing limited momentum - UK intelligence

The Russian assault on Bakhmut is likely losing momentum, partly because units have been relocated to other sectors of the front.

According to Ukrinform, the UK Defense Ministry said this in its latest intelligence update published on Twitter.

According to British intelligence, over recent days Ukrainian forces initiated a local counterattack to the west of Bakhmut, which is likely to relieve pressure on the threatened H-32 supply route.

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Fighting continues around the town center and the Ukrainian defense remains at risk from envelopment from the north and south.

"However, there is a realistic possibility that the Russian assault on the town is losing the limited momentum it had obtained, partially because some Russian MoD units have been reallocated to other sectors," the ministry said.

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