Since September 15, 2023, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have secured the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka, approximately 8 km to the south of the Donetsk region town of Bakhmut, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.
This tactical success brings Ukrainian forces closer to the T 05-13 road, one of the main supply routes into Bakhmut from the south. However, russia continues to hold the railway line which runs along an embankment between Klishchiivka and the T 05-13, creating a readily defendable obstacle.
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Recent redeployments of russian airborne forces from Bakhmut to Zaporizhzhia in the south of Ukraine have likely weakened russia’s defenses around Bakhmut.
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