Bakhmut is not only important to Ukraine but also Russia
Bakhmut can be a bridgehead for Ukraine to initiate new offensive operations as well as destroying all the Russian supply routes in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and the same is for Russia. Having Bakhmut under Russia means that the offensive within the region is pretty much gonna fall into Russian hands since Bakhmut is like a fortress
Bakhmut is like the heart of Luhansk by now; you lose it and it will be very difficult to win the region back
It went from taking Kiev, Kherson, Odessa to now Bakmut.
Russians are now trying to reinforce their gains from 2014 and 2015.
I see footage of the Ukrainian armed forces now facing muddy season now winter is coming which is making offensives even harder.
Footage of Russians getting killed in Verdun like conditions.
Bakmut has become like Verdun.
Winter is going to be hell.
I still believe Ukraine has the Initiative. With Russia losing Kherson I really believed this would be the beginning of the end.
But it seems the Russians wont be backing down. These guys have suffered so many casualties and set backs that they are resorting to NK and Iran for weapons.
In Australia most people forgotten the war the war now barely takes up any news.
Sad thing like all conflicts when it drags on most of the public now forgets even exists.
Most of us in this forum I still following the events and whats going on.
Such a shame to see people forgetting these conflicts worldwide regardless if its in Ukraine, Syria or Ethiopia.
The Tigray War barely had any mention in this country.
Russians are in a ww1 like situation. Heavy casualties, no end in sight with people now getting war weary while the gains they made in 2014 and 2015 are under threat.
Ukraine does one big offensive which breaks Russia. I think it will end the war.
How many hits is Russia going to take? This war has turned upside down.
Remember how WW1 was believed to end by Christmas 1914. The Russians now have their own.