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​The UK Defense Intelligence: russia Makes Creeping Advances in Ruined Town of Maryinka

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Maryinka, Donetsk region / Photo credit: The Ukrainian Ground Forces
Maryinka, Donetsk region / Photo credit: The Ukrainian Ground Forces

Ukrainian forces still control pockets of territory on the western edge of the town

Over recent weeks russian forces have made creeping advances through the ruins of Maryinka, a town in Donetsk region. Russia now likely controls most of the built-up area. However, Ukrainian forces remain in control of pockets of territory on the western edge of the town, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

Maryinka has been on the front line since 2014. With a pre-war population of 9000, it is comprehensively ruined – drone footage suggests that the vast majority of buildings have been reduced to rubble.

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Maryinka, Donetsk region / screenshot from DeepStateMap

Russia’s renewed efforts against Maryinka are part of russia’s autumn offensive which is prioritising extending russia’s control over the remaining parts of the Donetsk region – highly likely still one of the Kremlin’s core war aims.

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