The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been ongoing for years, with battles taking place on multiple fronts. The video discussed in this article focuses on the battle for Bakhmut, a region where Russia has been slowly making progress but not achieving any decisive breakthroughs.
Despite this, Russia continues to expand its manpower through mobilization. The Ukrainian counter-offensive is looming, and more military support from Western countries is arriving in Ukraine. The Economist reports that the West has significantly increased its deliveries in the past three months, with the flow of arms turning from a trickle to a flood. The European Commission intends to allocate 1 billion euros to produce 155-mm artillery shells for Ukraine in the short-term and additional funds for the long-term needs of Ukraine.
Battles continue on multiple fronts, with Russia gaining ground in some areas but not achieving any decisive breakthroughs. According to the Oryx blog, the visually confirmed equipment losses for Russia as of March 15 are 1831 tanks, 3817 vehicles, 233 command posts and communication stations, 638 artillery pieces and vehicles, 180 multiple rocket launchers, 77 aircraft, 79 helicopters, and 200 drones. However, Russia’s offensive in Donbas is anticipated to reach its culmination at some point in the spring, while the Ukrainian counter-offensive is expected to be launched.
International tensions are escalating due to the war, with the explosion on the Nord Stream pipelines and the downing of an American MQ-9 Reaper over the Black Sea by a Russian fighter jet. The situation is dire, and the Ukrainian army needs more military support to turn the situation around.
In conclusion, the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine remains a major international crisis, with battles taking place on multiple fronts. The battle for Bakhmut continues to be a focal point, and Russia’s slow progress in the region has not deterred them from expanding their manpower through mobilization. The Ukrainian counter-offensive is looming, and more military support from Western countries is arriving in Ukraine. It is crucial that the West continues to provide assistance to Ukraine, and that the situation is resolved as quickly and peacefully as possible.
battle for Bakhmut
The Battle of Bakhmut is an ongoing series of military engagements in and near the city of Bakhmut between Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Russian Armed Forces during the larger battle for Donbas. The Russian assault on Bakhmut was arguably the first, and defining, battle of the second phase of the war.
- The seven-month fight for Bakhmut, where Russian forces have closed in on three sides, is the longest battle of the war.
- There are roughly 6,000 Wagner group mercenaries fighting in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.