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Satellite images show the destruction of Bahmut – There may have been a pause in the siege of the city

Based on satellite images taken on March 6 the eastern part of the city suffered the most damage, the occupation of which was announced by the Russian forces in the past few days. In addition, the bridges over the Bahmutka River, which bisects the city, were destroyed.

THE New York Times he wrote, the bridges are believed to have been blown up by Ukrainian forces defending the city, thereby trying to prevent the advance of the Russian troops breaking into Bahmut. Another photo shows heavy damage in the southern part of the city. Significantly damaged industrial plants and residential buildings can be seen in the footage.

The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) war analysis institute Thursday in its meaning he wrote about it after the capture of Eastern Bahmut on March 7

the Wagner group is probably taking a break in operations, because since then there have been no reports of offensive operations targeting the center of the city west of the Bahmutka River.

According to the ISW, Wagner’s forces are currently not sufficiently prepared to cross the Bahmutka River. Serhii Cservatij, a spokesman for Ukraine’s eastern forces, said on Thursday that increasing numbers of Russian airborne and mechanized units were arriving to reinforce Bahmut. This could mean that they want to restart the stalled offensive of the Wagner group with Russian regular forces.

Cover photo: Ukrainian forces at Chasiv Yar near Bakhmut on March 9, 2023. Ignacio Marin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images