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Russia wants to capture Bakhmut in order to show at least some achievements on battlefield

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 02:09
Russia wants to capture Bakhmut in order to show at least some achievements on battlefield

The city of Bakhmut is not strategically important for Russia, but attempts to capture it are the only opportunity to demonstrate at least some results on the battlefield.

Source: US State Department spokesman Ned Price, quoted by Ukrinform

Details: According to Price, Bakhmut, where the fiercest fighting is currently taking place, is of little strategic importance to the Russians in terms of the operational situation.

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Russian forces seek to capture the city because they have no other options to achieve at least some gains on the battlefield, he emphasised.

The spokesman of the State Department also stated that the war against Ukraine will end in a strategic failure for the Russian Federation.

"It was very clear from the earliest hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that whenever this ended, it would end in a strategic failure for Russia," Price said.

Background: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Bakhmut was giving one of the greatest results of the entire war, commenting on the decision to continue defending the city from the Russian invaders.

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