Russian troops under pressure as war anniversary looms

FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds binoculars while watching military exercises Center-2019 at Donguz shooting range near Orenburg, Russia, Sept. 20, 2019.
FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds binoculars while watching military exercises Center-2019 at Donguz shooting range near Orenburg, Russia, Sept. 20, 2019. Copyright AP Photo
By Oleksandra Vakulina
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

UK predicts Moscow will mark first year of war by claiming victory in Bakhmut, regardless of reality on the ground.

ADVERTISEMENT

As the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine looms, Russia's military is under mounting pressure to claim a significant victory, the UK defence ministry says, predicting it will likely announce the capture of Bakhmut to mark the day, regardless of the reality on the ground. 

Meanwhile, Moscow is continuing to pursue a number of offensives in eastern Ukraine but, according to the Institute for the Study of War, it lacks adequate military reserves for a significant push into Luhansk or elsewhere. 

Watch Sasha Vakulina's full report by clicking on the media player above.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Ukraine war: One year anniversary sees Ukraine withstand massive Russian onslaught

Krasnohorivka; Life on the frontline of Ukraine's war

Only 10% of Europeans believe Ukraine can defeat Russia - poll