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Bad weather slows frontline fighting, but does not stop it - ISW

3 December, 2023 Sunday
11:55

Difficult weather conditions continue to slow the pace of Ukrainian and Russian combat operations along the entire frontline but have not completely halted them.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) states it.

Thus, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, despite the snow and wind, Russian troops are actively using aviation in the Bakhmut direction. Also, weather conditions do not significantly affect the fire of Russian artillery.

At the same time, Russian milbloggers claimed on December 1 that strong winds near Bakhmut and in the western Zaporizhzhia region prevented Russian troops from using drones and artillery over the past two days. 

According to them, while light rain has allowed Russian forces to conduct aerial reconnaissance near Verbove (9 km east of Robotyne), muddy areas have made it difficult for infantry and wheeled vehicles to advance in the western Zaporizhzhia region.

It is noted that Russian forces can move there only on tracked vehicles, and Ukrainian forces continue to conduct intense artillery fire, despite the bad weather conditions in the western Zaporizhzhia region.

  • Earlier, Volodymyr Fitio, head of the public relations service of the Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that due to the deteriorating weather conditions, the occupying Russian forces are conducting fewer attacks with the support of heavy armored vehicles.


 
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