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​Ukrainian Counteroffensive Gains Momentum in Bakhmut and Southern Front, While russian Forces Sustain Attacks in Kupiansk-Lyman Sector

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There is a realistic possibility russia will increase the intensity of its offensive efforts on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis in the next two months / screenshot from video
There is a realistic possibility russia will increase the intensity of its offensive efforts on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis in the next two months / screenshot from video

There is a realistic possibility russia will increase the intensity of its offensive efforts on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis in the next two months

The Ukrainian counteroffensive has put russian forces under pressure in Bakhmut and the south of Ukraine. Despite this, russia’s Western Group of Forces has continued small-scale attacks in the north-east, in the Kupiansk-Lyman sector, and has made some limited local advances, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

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As Ukraine continues to gradually gain ground in the south, russia’s doctrine suggests that it will attempt to regain the initiative by pivoting back to an operational level offensive. Kupiansk-Lyman is one potential area for this.

There is a realistic possibility russia will increase the intensity of its offensive efforts on the Kupiansk-Lyman axis in the next two months, probably with the objective of advancing west to the Oskil River and creating a buffer zone around Luhansk region.

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