On February 13, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that Russian forces took control of the village of Krasnaya Gora located on the north-western outskirts of Bakhmut. Head of the Wagner PMC Evgeny Prigozhin, whose fighters are operating in the region, declared their control of Krasnaya Gora on February 12.
Prigozhin stressed that the battles for the village were conducted exclusively by fighters of the private military company. He claimed that there are only Wagner fighters operating in the area of up to 50 kilometers from the city.
The battle for the village of Krasnaya Gora which has been ongoing for about two weeks ended by Russian victory. This allowed Russian forces to establish a stronghold on the dominant heights near the village of Paraskovievka located nearby which is still under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
The Ukrainian military is yet to acknowledge the loss of Krasnaya Gora and the deplorable position of the Ukrainian garrison in Paraskovievka.
Fighting is already going on in Paraskovievka itself. The village is almost surrounded by Wagner fighters who are advancing from the northern (from Blagodatnoe), north-eastern (Krasnaya Gora), eastern (Podgorodnoe) and western directions.
The village is reportedly defended by the 125th Territorial Defense Brigade, the 24th Mechanized and 57th Motorized Infantry Brigades of the AFU. Ukrainian units did not leave their positions, but all the roads to escape from the village are already cut.
Surrounding Paraskovievka from the west, Wagner units are already approaching the village of Berhovka located to the south-west of Paraskovievka.
On February 14, preliminary reports claimed that Russian forces had finally cut the road Slavyansk-Bakhmut, which was under Russian fire control before and was a dangerous way for transfer of any military supplies for the Ukrainian garrison in Bakhmut.
While Russian advance on the south-western outskirts of Bakhmut stopped in the village of Ivanovakoe, they are advancing from the north from Berhovka towards the roads leading to Chasov Yar. Their success will lead to the complete encirclement of the entire Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut.
There are at least 10 brigades of the AFU, 1 regiment of the Special Forces, a nationalist battalion, which means in total about 20,000 servicemen, deployed in the Bakhmut region. These units have already suffered significant losses during the heavy battles, but still represent a significant grouping of troops that has maintained its combat readiness.
Kiev’s tactics in this sector of the front is to inflict maximum damage to the advancing Russian units. This will allow them to gain the time necessary for the transfer of new units formed from newly mobilized servicemen and foreign mercenaries equipped with modern Western equipment. The strategy of Kiev and NATO for the spring 2023 campaign is to concentrate a fresh strike force to conduct a counter offensive on one sector of the front against tired Russian troops.
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So basically the Russian cannon fodder is getting slaughtered all across the line of contact while the Wagner freaks celebrate the possibility that a single village might be captured. Talk about setting terrorist priorities.
14 Αeβrĉ 23-1221: The Ukrainian authorities telling civilians and journalists to leave Bakhmut looks very like they intend to use chemical weapons/poisons and other forms of booby-traps again. The régime is murderous and plays by no rules. As Edward Whymper wrote in his “Scrambles Amongst the Alps” (1871): “Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end”.
Russia should start using Tsar Bombs in some area to save Russia solders and end this war very quickly.
Is IT true that a whole Elite Tank Bataillon has been Destroyed in ugledar? Does anybody have news about that from a trustworthy source?
Time to steam roll the Nazis. No words needed. Just do the job. When they cry, ignore them.
Rusticas too roughf. the president of Ukreine not very naice , yes, but not roughf . Womens in my country Danmark pervert bat Mens her pervet too i for exemple like mens,rare i wit womens .everybodi isbourne bipasiv like me
Numbers of the Wagner forces in total?
So you cant even ask a question here without beeing insulted? And how can a question about what ist everywhere beeing reported be deleated? Really funny
Russian MoD planning at its best. No one could have predicted this Ukrop strategy.
Rasputitsa 2-3 weeks away, where’s that Winter offensive again? “Winter is Coming…” Where’s the freezing? the starvation? the darkness in Europe? Not. Fighting. To. Win. Musicians, Chechens, LPR/DPR excepted.
5000 Russian casualties at Voldahar, anybody knows that?
Would be immensely better in terms of moral if somehow the russians will encircle and catch some forces there. Still don’t know why they don’t use more the bigger denazificators, from FOAB 500 to 2500 since there is almost empty of civilians, because the battlefield is very suitable for that thing without big risks. I calculated that well placed 30 FOABS will crack the defense up to the middle part of the city in 3 days, debanderizating instantly hundreds or thousands of nazis and save many russian lives to fight another day elsewhere.
now USA Today recognizes Russian victory
Maybe use the leaflet idea to let them know what’s coming…be humane…
Russia must acknowledge what the nazi JEWKRAINIAN terrorist has being doing to the captured Russian heros…..TAKE NO PRISONERS…. AVOID IT ..LET SNIPERS DO THEIR WORK so they are now allowed to give themselves up … ESPECIALLY THE FOREIGNERS
Russians aren’t afraid of the criminal army of ukraine and its sat anic overlords. Go get your booster you cowards.
I’m sure their last breath will be “Thank you President Biden. It was an honor being your sacrificial wolfsangle.
nobody can defeat the sek…
Not sure of the relevance of all the expletives, but at least there is freedom of speech :)
“Newly mobilized” “Modern weapons” Right. Newly mobilized, untrained 16 year old boys that were dragged away from their mothers and obsolete Leopard 1 tanks? This lot’s a pathetic joke.