Bakhmut- To Late for Zelensky’s Troop Withdrawal?

I’m afraid it is. Yesterday’s news via Globe and Mail (

The image above was taken 3 days ago. How could troops withdraw to safety in those conditions?

Russian forces were trying to close their circle around the small mining city of Bakhmut on Monday, while rain and an early spring thaw turned east Ukraine’s battlefields to mud which could hamper both sides as they try to take the initiative.

Reuters saw several military vehicles stuck in mud. In a trench, cut deeply out of the ground in a zigzag pattern, Volodymyr, a 25-year-old platoon commander, said his men were prepared to operate in any weather.

“When we’re given a target that means we have to destroy it”

Wall Street Journal via

Ukraine’s Forces Endure Increasingly Dire Conditions in Bakhmut, Officials Say

“The enemy is constantly destroying everything that can be used to protect our positions,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address on Monday.

Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, visited troops in Bakhmut over the weekend. On Tuesday, he called the situation in the city “extremely tense,”

Ukraine has also taken heavy losses in the monthslong fight for Bakhmut

Mr. Zelensky renewed calls for allies to send modern jet fighters to fully protect civilian areas from missile and drone attacks

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