The Russian army is preparing for a new offensive against Ugledar, where it has already suffered heavy losses. And this time, there are not enough resources for a breakthrough.
It is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the British Ministry of Defense on Twitter .
Heavy fighting has continued over the past 48 hours in the Bakhmut area, where Ukrainian forces keep supply routes to the west open despite gradual Russian encirclement over the past six weeks, the briefing notes.
Further south in the Donetsk region, the town of Vuhledar was again subjected to heavy shelling. According to British intelligence, there is a real possibility that Russia is preparing for new offensives in the area, despite costly failed attacks in early February and late 2022.
The Russian Eastern Group of Forces is likely still responsible for the Ugledar operation. Its commander, Colonel General Rustam Muradov, is likely under intense pressure to improve results after being heavily criticized by the Russian nationalist community following previous setbacks.
“However, it is unlikely that Muradov has a striking force capable of achieving a breakthrough,” the British Ministry of Defense notes.
British intelligence had previously reported that the elite 1155th and 40th Marine Brigades had suffered very heavy casualties at Vugledar and were most likely ineffective in combat.
Source : РБК-Україна