Here are some additional details about the Wagner Group’s weaknesses in Bakhmut, they claim to have control of part of it but it has cost them hugely they are weaker than ever now there for the taking:
- The group is facing stiff resistance from Ukrainian forces.
- Wagner is running low on supplies.
- Wagner is running low on manpower.
- The group is struggling to mount effective offensive operations.
Ukraine’s military has been making gains on the northern and southern flanks of Bakhmut, and it is possible that they could use these gains to encircle the city.
On the northern flank, Ukrainian forces have been advancing towards the town of Lyman, which is located about 10 kilometers north of Bakhmut. If Ukrainian forces are able to take Lyman, they will be in a position to threaten the supply lines of Russian forces in Bakhmut.
On the southern flank, Ukrainian forces have been advancing towards the town of Pokrovsk, which is located about 20 kilometers south of Bakhmut. If Ukrainian forces are able to take Pokrovsk, they will be in a position to cut off Russian forces in Bakhmut from their supply lines in the south.
If Ukraine is able to encircle Bakhmut, it would be a major strategic victory for the country. It would force Russian forces to withdraw from the city, and it would open up the possibility of further Ukrainian advances in the region.