March 16 () –
The British Intelligence services have pointed to a “realistic possibility” that the Russian Army is trying to take Vuhledar to obtain “own successes” in its “competition” with the Wagner Group mercenary company, which is leading the offensive against the city. of Bakhmut.
“There is a realistic possibility that the Russian Defense Ministry will be insistent in its push for a success at Vuhledar in part because it wants its own successes to compete with the achievements of the Wagner Group,” they said, before noting that “the only successes Notable recent tactical tactics” of Moscow have taken place in the Bakhmut sector.
Thus, they have stated that this sector “is dominated by the mercenary forces of the Wagner Group, which is participating in a public fight with the Russian Defense Ministry”, staged in various criticisms by the owner of the Wagner Group, Yevgeni Prighozin, against the portfolio around the supply of ammunition for the offensive.
On the other hand, the British Intelligence services have stressed that “Russian attempts to assault Vuhledar have slowed down over the last week after repeated and extremely costly attacks over the last three months,” according to a series of messages published by the Ministry. Defense of the United Kingdom through his account on the social network Twitter.
“One of the factors in the heavy losses suffered by Russia in this sector stems from Ukraine’s successful adoption of the Remote Anti-Armor Mine System (RAAM). RAAM is a specialized artillery shell that launches anti-armor mines at distances of up to 17 kilometers from the firing unit,” they explained.
In this sense, they have specified that “in some cases, Ukraine has thrown the mines above and to the rear of the Russian units in their advance, causing chaos when the Russian vehicles tried to withdraw” after the fighting.