Russian Defense Chief Says Capturing Bakhmut Important for Wider Donbas Offensive
Capture of Bakhmut will allow further offensives in Ukraine: Russian defence minister
Europe News: Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that the seizure of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine would allow Russian forces to mount further offe.
Capturing Ukraine's Bakhmut Key To "Further Offensive" In War: Russia
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday the capture of the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut was key to launching a further offensive in the wider region. "This city is an important defensive hub for Ukrainian troops in Donbas," Mr Shoigu said of the industrial east of the country. "Capturing it will allow for further offensive operations deep into the defence lines of the Ukrainian armed forces," he told a televised meeting of mi…
Russia may be close to capturing Bakhmut. But a victory could come at a heavy cost
For the first time in eight months, the Russians are on the cusp of taking a Ukrainian city, albeit a small one already abandoned by more than 90% of its prewar population.
Russia's Shoigu says capture of Ukraine's Bakhmut will allow more offensives
(Reuters) -Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that the seizure of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine was critical to punching a hole in Ukrainian defences and would allow Moscow's forces to mount further offensive operations deeper inside the country. Read full story
Russia vows to capture Bakhmut, push further into Ukraine
KYIV: The Russian army vowed on Tuesday (Mar 7) to capture the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut, a move that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said would give Moscow an "open road" for offensives deeper into his country. The intense fighting in the east raged on as United Nations chief Antonio Guterres headed