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UK intelligence says Russia seeks to capture Chasiv Yar but is incapable of launching full-scale offensive

UK Defence Intelligence believes that the current goal of the Russian occupying forces is to capture the town of Chasiv Yar (Donetsk Oblast), but they are unlikely to be able to mount an offensive.


Source: UK Defence Intelligence review dated 7 March on Twitter, as reported by European Pravda


Details: The UK MoD stated that Russian troops are currently conducting attacks to expand their control over the town of Bakhmut, which they occupied in May last year.


UK Defence Intelligence noted that Russian forces have advanced and occupied the eastern parts of the village of Ivanivske and are also assaulting Ukrainian positions in the settlement of Bohdanivka.


Russia's immediate operational goal in this area is likely to be the capture of Chasiv Yar, located about 5 km from the line of direct contact.


"Despite some gradual tactical gains, it is highly unlikely that Russian forces are currently able to attempt a full-scale assault on the town," the review stressed.


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