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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

  • 10 March, 2023

  • 3 Min Read

Battle of Bakhmut

Battle of Bakhmut

  • The Ukrainian military may opt to withdraw its forces from Bakhmut, a strategically important position.

Bakhmut Battle

  • In the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, there is a little mining town called Bakhmut.
  • Having served as both the focus of Russian attacks and the location of tenacious Ukrainian military defence, Bakhmut is now in ruins.

The Significance of Bakhmut

  • The proximity of Bakhmut near numerous significant routes may have some strategic advantage for the Russian invasion.
  • It serves as a significant transportation centre, several supply lines pass through it, and Russia may establish a base there.
  • Beyond its modest strategic significance, the town has come to represent the war as a whole, inspiring both sides' unwavering determination to maintain possession of it.

Interests in Politics of the Wagner Group

  • The Wagner Group, a mysterious private militia, has been in charge of the Bakhmut operations.
  • Wagner has seen the Bakhmut campaign as a political opportunity to advance in Russia and gain influence.
Impacts

Regardless of the outcome of the battle, Bakhmut will forever be a grim representation of the conflict in which political objectives, military needs, and concepts of honour have combined to result in thousands of deaths, countless injuries, millions of displaced people, and a large portion of Ukraine that is a smouldering, frequently toxic, wreck.

Source: Indian Express


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