الغزو الروسي لأوكرانيا - اليوم 355
February 13, 2023 - Russia says it has advanced 2km west in four days, as fierce battles rage for control of Vuhledar and Maryinka, with up to 50 Russian attacks each day according to Ukrainian commanders.
Russia also claims to have captured the village of Krasna Hora on the northern edge of Bakhmut, the strategically unimportant but symbolic town that has been the focus of Russian offensives for months. Ukraine says it has repelled a major offensive at Zaporizhya.
In a sign of infrastructure problems on the Russian side, Ukraine says that Russia is draining the ecologically important Kakhovka Reservoir, also vital for cooling Zaporizhya Nuclear Power Plant. According to satellite imagery, the reservoir has reached its lowest point in three decades. Meanwhile a 200km water pipeline is being built from Russia’s Rostov region on Ukraine’s eastern border to supply the whole of the Donbas region which has few natural resources and is dependent on large pipelines which have been damaged by years of war.
- Russian offensive campaign assessment (ISW)
- Russia is draining a massive Ukrainian reservoir, endangering a nuclear plant (NPR)
- Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 355 of the invasion (The Guardian)
- Wagner founder Prigozhin says Russian forces take Ukraine village Krasna Hora, north of Bakhmut (Reuters)