Ukraine – UK talks of a realistic possibility that Russia’s offensive in Bakhmut is losing momentum

Archive – Ukrainian military fire in the direction of Bakhmut in the east of the country – MADELEINE KELLY / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

UK intelligence services have pointed to a »realistic possibility» that the Russian offensive against the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut, located in the Donetsk region (east), is »losing the limited momentum it had achieved», following a counterattack by Ukrainian forces in the area.

»There is a realistic possibility that the Russian assault on the town is losing the limited momentum it had achieved, in part because some Russian Ministry of Defense units have been redeployed to other sectors,» they said, according to a series of messages posted by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the social network Twitter.

Thus, they have stated that »fighting continues around the city center» and have added that »the Ukrainian defense remains at risk of being surrounded from the north and south», although they have highlighted that »during the last few days, Ukrainian forces have started a local counter-attack west of Bajmut». »It will probably reduce the pressure on the threatened H-32 supply route,» they concluded.