Russia transfers forces to Bakhmut and prepares to resume offensive – Zhdanov
British intelligence reported that now the pace of offensive operations of the occupiers is the lowest since January 2023. This is due to the fact that Russia is transferring all its forces to Bakhmut and is preparing to resume the offensive.
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov spoke about this on Channel 24 . According to him, in other areas the enemy has reduced the number of attacks, because they do not have enough personnel.
The Russians will advance on Bakhmut
Zhdanov noted that the invaders continue to regroup their troops. Now Russia is transferring personnel from other directions to Bakhmut.
According to our intelligence, the Russians are pulling up personnel to the Bakhmut area. We expect offensive pressure from Russia to be restored in the coming days,” he said.
The military expert stressed that in other areas, the occupiers are reducing the number of attacks and the intensity of hostilities, because they lack personnel.
“On our territory we have more than 350,000 Russian servicemen. But it turns out that there is no one to attack,” added Oleg Zhdanov.
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British intelligence about the Russian offensive on Bakhmut
- The British department noted the situation in Bakhmut. There, in recent days, Russian troops and Wagner groupings have entrenched themselves west of the Bakhmutka River. As noted in the British Ministry of Defense, along the entire front line, Russia has one of the lowest rates of local offensives that have been observed since at least January 2023.
- Most likely, this is due to the fact that Russian troops have temporarily depleted the combat capability of deployed formations to such an extent that even local offensive actions are not sustainable, British intelligence explained.
- The Ministry of Defense emphasizes that the Russian leadership will probably try to restore the offensive potential of the forces after replenishing the stocks of personnel and ammunition.
- In the meantime, commanders are likely to be forced to choose between offensive operations and reliable defense along the entire front line.