Ukrainian military push Russians away from important supply route in Bakhmut — British intelligence
The Ukrainian military in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, probably pushed the Wagner mercenaries away from an important supply route
The British Ministry of Defence reports this on Twitter.
British intelligence says fighting continues in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, although Russian attacks are less intense than in recent weeks.
One of the key recent Ukrainian achievements was probably pushing Wagner PMC mercenaries back from the 0506 route. This minor country road has become a critical supply line for Ukrainian defenders. Wagner used to be within a few hundred meters of the route.
"On 26 March 2023, Russian media claimed Wagner had taken full control of the Azom factory complex to the north of Bakhmut town center. However, the area likely remains contested, as it has been for the past fortnight. With Wagner having now confirmed the release of at least 5000 prisoner fighters, personnel shortages are likely hampering Russian offensive efforts in the sector," British intelligence concluded.
On March 28, the AFU Ground Forces commander Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi said that the AFU priority in the Bakhmut area is the exhaustion and destruction of the enemy.
On March 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that losing Bakhmut might lead to pressure from the international community and Ukrainian society.