MAR 1, 2023: #NAFO#NAFOWeather Partly Cloudy (central/south). Low Temp -4C to -2C. Wind from west at 3-8 m/s
FRI-SAT (MAR 3-4) Partly-Mostly Cloudy. Low Temp --1C to 1C
SUN-TUE (MAR 5-7) Rain/Mix/Snow. Low Temp -3C to 0C
The AFU repulsed attacks in the area of Makiivka, Nevs'ke, Chervonopopivka, Shypylivka, Bilohorivka and Fedorivka. Incremental gains by RuAF north of the SD river. There are some reports about RU forces accumulating in the area.
The AFU repulsed attacks around Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka Khromove and Bakhmut. RU Forces getting close to Khromove is not great for the UA situation.
The AFU repulsed attacks in the area of Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar and Bila Hora. The AFU have gained some "breathing room" around Ivanivske. The situation south of Bakhmut is not great, not terrible.
Overview of Bakhmut. The gap is now about 5,5km wide.
Pic1: RuAF does not have a clear line of sight of the T0504.
Pic2: The road O0506 is more or less in the middle of the combat zone. Depending a little bit on RU progress, they might soon be able to fire with direct fire at the road.
Down by the donkey lover metropole Donetsk, the AFU replused attacks in the area of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Maryinka and Pobieda. RuAF are inching forward south of Maryinka with very little sucess.
Parts of RU 155th Naval infantry brigade has been withdrawn to restore combat capability.
“It's a fuckfest, but we are pushing!” Russian tankmen send regards from Vuhledar against the backdrop of their dying tank and wounded Andryuha, who has been lying on the side of the road for two days. Everyone is lucky, except for the leg and the tank. Both were crushed.
I would like to add that I think it's been time for UA to withdraw from Bakhmut for some time now. At the moment they are wasting personnel in an unfavorable position. I think General Syrskyi is doing what the Soviets always did, throw more bodies at the problem.
There are rumors about Syrskyi ordering a counter attack south of Bakhmut. I hope this is psyops and that they are in fact retreating instead.
The counter attack is supposed being conducted by additionally committed resources possibly intended for offensive operation. If this is the case they are wasting future offensive potential on a lost cause.
I hope I'm wrong about Syrskyi, but he has made some strange calls.
I know a lot of people think UA troops have superior training and equipment and an advantage over the Russian mobilized army.
This article tells a different story. A story about how mobilized are sent to the front after 5 days of training.