Russische Invasion: Situationsbericht für Tag 383
March 13, 2023 -
Ukrainische Truppen können russische Versuche verhindern, den Bachmutka Fluss auf der westlichen Seite von Bachmut zu überqueren, beide Seiten berichten von massiven Verlusten.
According to assessments by the Institute for Study of War, the Russian Ministry of Defence may be trying to expend elite and convict Wagner Group forces in battle with Ukrainian troops, to derail leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s political ambitions. Prigozhin has been a vocal critic of the MoD and the military leadership, and its believed Vladimir Putin may have also seen Prigozhin as a political threat and sought to manage the situation by allowing the MoD to retake control of the operation in Bakhmut as Prigozhin’s promised victory there failed to materialise.