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Ukraine COUNTERATTACK South of Bakhmut

Ukraine launch counter-offensive as fierce battle for Bakhmut rages on

“The situation in Bakhmut is threatening”: fierce battles are underway, “Wagners” are pressing in all directions

Ukrainian military analysts report on the plight of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:

“Heavy fighting continues, the Russians have some successes, the situation remains very threatening.”

- In the south-west of Bakhmut, fighting continues in the area of school No. 2 and Ivan Ivkin Street.
- In the Sobachevka area, there are active street fights in the area of Medovaya and Mariupolskaya streets.
- In the north of Bakhmut,  Wagner continues to transfer forces to the previously captured AZOM facilities. Positional battles in the area of Heroes of Labor and Alexander Sibirtsev streets.

The main offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction are carried out by the Russians in the direction of the settlements of Bogdanovka, Grigorovka and Orekhovo-Vasilevka, setting the main goal of capturing the dominant heights


Yevgeny Prigozhin said that by March 20, the Wagner PMCs had already liberated 70% of the territory of Artemovsk(Bakhmut). Prigozhin also noted the presence of signs of preparation of counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Artemovsk in order to try to cut off parts of the Wagner PMCs advancing north and south of Artemovsk from neighbors from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Battle for Bakhmut,situation by the end of March 20, 2023 according to Rybar

 ðŸ”»In Bakhmut, the assault on Ukrainian positions by Wagner detachments continues. The head of a private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that more than 70% of the settlement had already been liberated.

▪️ In the north of the city, Russian units established control over the territory of the Fantasia nursery and construction warehouse, while reaching Alexandra Kolpakova Avenue.

▪️ On the southern outskirts of the “Wagner men” are fierce battles at the stadium “Avant-garde”. The Armed Forces of AFU are trying to recapture the lost positions with the help of consolidated units from various formations.

▪️ In the Sobachevsky district, assault detachments successfully knocked out formations of the AFU from several quarters. “Wagnerites” almost reached Mariupolskaya Street in one of the sections.

🔻In the south-west of Bakhmut, positional battles continue near the highway to Konstantinovka. Control over the site changes hands. “Wagnerites”, with the support of artillery and aviation, conduct regular attacks on enemy strongholds, hampering the capabilities of the AFU.

▪️ To the north there are skirmishes at Khromovo where Russian units have advanced close to the road to Chasy Yar. Ukrainian artillerymen are conducting a mass shelling of the outskirts of the settlement. To the north of Bogdanovka, assault troops occupied part of the hill.

🔻Despite the difficult situation, the AFU are preparing a counteroffensive by March 24 in the Bakhmut sector. Significant reinforcements were transferred from the cities of Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Chernigov to the Chasiv Yar – Kostyantynivka line.

▪️By activating Bakhmut front, the Ukrainian authorities intend to demonstrate to Western countries the readiness of the AFU for the spring-summer campaign and convince them to speed up the supply of military equipment.

AFU may lose the Control of last Road out of #Bakhmut⚡️

The Wagner PMCs are fighting the AFU in five sections of the T-0504 road at once: near #Bakhmut, near the central 2572 artillery base, and in the fields south of Chasov Yar between #Krinichki and #Stupki southwest of #Krasnoye.

Against the “bandwagon” in these areas the AFU threw prepared reserves. Battalions of the 113th and 127th Territorial Defense Brigades, as well as units of the 4th Tank and 5th Assault Brigades, previously withdrawn for supplementary staffing due to heavy losses in #Bakhmut.

The main task of the AFU for the next few days is to prevent the “orchestra” from taking possession of a section of the T-0504 road, along which reinforcements are planned to be brought into the city from neighbouring #Konstantinovka, 25 km to the southwest.

The loss of the route will effectively cut off the AFU garrison in #Bakhmut from the main forces, and it will have to be repulsed by diverting reserves from Chasov Yar and #Konstantinovka to defeat the city for normal supply and transportation of the wounded.

A significant part of the route from #Bakhmut to #Krasnoye and from #Krasnoye to Chasov Yar, not counting the entrance to the city, is under the fire control of PMC’s and Russian aviation; the AFU has not been able to use it safely since early February.

Military Expert Boris Rozhin on the Situation in the #Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector as of 21.35 on 20 March 2023⚡️

🔹1. North of the City, fighting continued near Orekhovo-Vasilyevka and in the direction of #Bogdanovka. Both settlements are still held by the enemy.
📌 Further accumulation of enemy forces near Chasov Yar and Ray-Aleksandrovka is noted in order to prepare counterattacks to push our troops northwest of the city. Prigozhin directly pointed to the likelihood of such strikes today.

🔹2. Fighting Continues Southwest of the city at #Krasnoye, as well as west of #Kurdyumovka southwards. There is no significant progress here. ➖ ➖ However, counterattacks by the AFU were also unsuccessful.
📌 Here as well, more powerful enemy strikes are possible due to the reserves being brought in.

🔹3. #Artyomovsk Itself, according to Prigozhin, is 70% liberated. A large part of the AZOM, part of the southern quarters are under control, and fighting is taking place near the city centre.
➖ An AFU grouping is hovering on the dirt road between #Khromovo and #Krasnoye. Enemy vehicles are hit by ATGMs on the highway through #Khromovo, the highway through #Krasnoye has long been covered by artillery.

Ukrainian journalists report significant successes of the Russian army near Avdiivka, which is practically surrounded, and although units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are holding out, they are suffering “huge” losses 

Russian Forces Advance In Bakhmut & Avdiivka | Ukraine Counterattacks | Full Front Update 20/03/23

Avdiivka’s Defenses are Rapidly Collapsing

AVDIIVKA DEFENSE LINES COLLAPSED – Russia entered SW Avdiivka; entered Stepove; reaching Berdychi

Avdiivka Under Attack! Russian Offensive On The Avdiivka Front 20/03/23

Russian Offensive in Avdiivka [20 March 2023]

Battle for #Avdeyevka – Situation until 15:00 on 20 Mar 2023⚡️

🔹 North of #Avdeyevka, Russian units developed success near #Krasnogorovka and broke the AFU defence near the railway line. The RF Armed Forces are now entrenched on the eastern outskirts of #Petrovskoye (#Stepovoye), where fierce fighting is taking place.

▪️ The AFU is urgently strengthening the forward positions with reinforcements. Reinforcements, supported by several tanks, have been moved from the #Berdychi area in the direction of #Petrovskoye.

🔹Northeast of #Avdeyevka, Russian fighters have entered #Kamenka, for which intense fighting has been taking place over the past few days. Fighting continues inside the settlement.

🔹South of #Avdeyevka, Russian assault squads, operating from the vicinity of #Opytnoye, have broken through AFU’s fortifications on the southwestern outskirts of the city. Fighting is now taking place on the outskirts of Avdeyevka’s 9th quarter.

📌 Should the RF Armed Forces be able to liberate #Petrovskoye and gain a foothold in the area by cutting the railway line, the railway supply will be halted, significantly reducing the Ukrainian grouping’s capabilities.

A breakthrough in the southwestern part of the #Avdeyevka fortification restricts Ukrainian units in this area, preventing them from moving north to regain control of the railway line section.

With clear and timely coordination of the Russian advancing forces, a serious tactical success can be achieved and the AFU grouping can become operationally encircled.

Boris Rozhin on the Situation at #Avdeyevka and #Bakhmut on 20 Mar 2023, 15:00⚡️

🔹 Ukrainian Sources confirm the deterioration of the situation in #Avdeyevka and the realisation of the threat of encirclement of the city. After the advance of our troops near #Krasnogorovka and #Stepovoye, there is a threat to #Orlovka, through which the main communications run. In addition, there is fighting on the southern outskirts of #Avdeyevka, where our forces are now probing the enemy defences.

🔹Concurrently, there are reports of large scale assault operations by the Wagner PMC in #Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut), where the situation according to the insurgents is also deteriorating.
➖ In addition, there are reports of fighting in the direction of #Konstantinovka southwest of #Artyomovsk.

The official comment by Crimean head Serhiy Aksyonov on the Ukrainian UAV attack on the peninsula:

Ukraine claims ATTACKS with kazmikaze drone missile-carrying train in Crimea

“In the area of Dzhankoy, the air defence system worked off. According to preliminary reports, the debris damaged a house and a shop. Unfortunately, one person was injured. Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea Igor Mykhailichenko went to the site. The consequences are now being assessed and decisions will be made on compensation. I am at work, coordinating the work of all departments. We will continue to keep you informed of the situation. Trust only reliable sources of information. 

 According to clarified reports, the Ukrainian attack injured a shopper: a 33-year-old man shielded his daughter from shrapnel.

Preliminarily, Konstantin was inside the grocery store when the drone debris hit it. He had taken his dog out for a walk and went in to get some groceries. His daughter was with him. The man covered her with his body. The victim is in serious condition, suffering a pneumothorax and a broken rib.
Wish a speedy recovery

Russian Defence Ministry Report on the Progress of the Special Military Operation (20 March 2023)⚡️

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
💥 In Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery of the ‘Zapad’ Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Dvurechnaya, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Artyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

◽️ The enemy suffered losses of up to 55 Ukrainian troops, one armoured fighting vehicle, two pick-up trucks, and one D-20 howitzer.
💥 In Krasny Liman direction, the ‘Tsentr’ Group of Forces, aviation, and artillery hit enemy manpower and hardware close to Yampolovka and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️ In the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost over 100 Ukrainian troops, one infantry fighting vehicle, three pick-up trucks, one motor vehicle, and one Msta-B howitzer.
💥 In Donetsk direction, the units of the ‘Yug’ Group of Forces and artillery annihilated over 245 Ukrainian troops, one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles, three pick-up trucks, one Grad MLRS vehicle, and one Msta-B howitzer close to Semenovka, Petrovskoye, and Tonenkoye.
💥 In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and artillery of the ‘Vostok’ Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on the AFU units close to Ugledar and Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️ Total losses of the enemy in the past 24 hours in these directions have amounted to over 50 Ukrainian troops, three tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, two armoured fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, and one D-20 howitzer.
💥 In Kherson direction, Russian troops neutralised up to 40 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, one Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, one D-30 howitzer, and one U.S.-made Paladin self-propelled artillery system.
💥 Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces (Troops) have engaged 82 artillery units at fire positions, manpower, and military hardware of the enemy in 112 areas in the past 24 hours.
💥 Fighter Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces intercepted one Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force close Kolesnikovka (Kharkov region).
💥 Air defence systems have engaged five HIMARS projectiles and one HARM anti-radiation missile during the day.

◽️ Moreover, seven Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down close to Kremennaya, Rubezhnoye, Ploshchanka, Karmazinovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Kirillovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).


War Map and the Situation on the Fronts in the Evening of 20 Mar 2023; pub. 00:15⚡️

ðŸ´‍☠️ The AFU attacked ( #Crimea with drones. Despite air defence work, there are casualties ( as a result of a massive raid ( by artificially assembled drones on #Crimea. #Dzhankoye is now partially without power, with emergency services working at the site of the falling drone wreckage.

⚔️ Situation on the Fronts for the past Day

🔹#Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector:

➖ Fighters of the Wagner PMC 👉 continue ( to advance towards #Bogdanovka and Orekhovo-Vasilyevka.
➖ “Orchestrants” control 70% of the territory of #Artyomovsk, there are battles in the centre of the city.
➖ Our forces also control a large part of the AZOM plant.
➖ In addition, the offensive on #Grigorovka continues.

🔹#Donetsk Direction:

📌 The Russian army liberated ( #Petrovskoye, thereby cutting off the railroad supply routes of the militants in #Avdeyevka. The city can be said to be covered from the north.
📌 The RF Armed Forces also occupied #Kamenka.
➖ In the south of #Avdeyevka city, our forces have broken through on the outskirts and are fighting in the area of the 9th quarter.

🔹#SouthDonetsk Direction (#Ugledar Section):

▪️ Near #Ugledar, the RF Armed Forces continue to put pressure on the militants. Ours have taken new positions on the side of #Nikolskoye dachas.

💥 Russian Aerospace Forces fighter aircraft shot down ( a Ukrainian Mi-8 near #Kolesnikovka, #Kharkov region.

💡 Our Fighters captured ( wounded militants, but despite endless shooting, provided first aid to Ukrainians right under fire. Although the detention was not mild, the Russian soldiers complied with all the requirements of the Geneva Convention, which certainly cannot be said about the Nazis from the AFU.

Chronicles of the special military operation for March 20, 2023

 ðŸ”» Border areas:

▪️Ukrainian formations from mortars shelled the village of Kurkovichi in the Bryansk region: two houses were damaged. There were temporary problems with the power supply in the village.

▪️ In the Kursk region, the enemy attacked the villages of Guevo and Gornal: civilians were not injured, there was no destruction.

▪️ Russian air defense systems worked near the town of Dzhankoy in the Republic of Crimea: shrapnel from downed drones fell on a private sector and a grocery store, one man was injured.

🔻Starobelsk direction:

▪️The situation has not changed significantly: artillery duels and positional battles continue along the line of contact.

🔻Soledar direction:

▪️In the Northwest of Bakhmut, units of PMC “Wagner” are storming the defensive lines of the AFU in Orikhove-Vasylivka.

▪️ Fierce street fighting continues in Bakhmut itself as Russian forces expand their zone of control in the northern and southern districts of the city.
– In the south, Wagner PMC fighters are fighting near the Avangard stadium and moving towards Mariupolskaya Street in the Sobachevsky district.

▪️ To the southwest, fighting continues on the outskirts of the Kostyantynivka – Bakhmut highway and the outskirts of Krasnoye.

🔻Donetsk direction ( map ( ):

▪️North of Avdiivka, Russian troops broke through the defenses of the AFU west of Krasnogorovka and entrenched themselves on the eastern outskirts of Petrovsky.
-South-east, units of the Russian Armed Forces Forces entered Kamenka and proceeded to storm the enemy positions inside the settlement.

▪️ To the south, Russian servicemen broke through the enemy’s fortifications north of Experienced, approaching the southwestern outskirts of Avdiivka: at the moment, fighting is taking place on the outskirts of the ninth quarter.

▪️ Ukrainian formations from cannon and rocket artillery shelled Donetsk and Oleksandrivka: residential buildings were damaged, civilians were not injured.
–Local residents reported about the fall of an unidentified air object in the Kyivsky district of the capital of the DPR.

🔻 Zaporizhia direction:

▪️After an unsuccessful reconnaissance in combat at the Orekhovsky sector, the units of the AFU switched to positional battles.

🔻 Southern Front. Kherson direction:

▪️Mutual shelling continues along the entire line of contact: the Russian Armed Forces attacked the places of concentration of the AFU in Kherson, Otradokamenka and Tyaginka.

In turn, the Ukrainian formations fired on the left bank of the Kherson region: residential buildings and civilian infrastructure in Nova Kakhovka were also under attack.

Medvedev Threatens Hague With HYPERSONIC MISSILE STRIKE

ICC judges Look carefully to the sky ! Everyone walks under God and missiles — Dmitry Medvedev

“The judges of the ICC have gone wild in vain.” “Look, we are brave; we didn’t crap ourselves to raise our hands against (the world’s) biggest nuclear power.” Alas, gentlemen, everyone walks under God and missiles. It is quite possible to imagine a spot application (launch)of hypersonic Onyx from the North Sea from a Russian ship at the Hague Courthouse. It cannot be shot down, alas. And the court is only a miserable international organization, not the population of a NATO country. That’s why they won’t start a war either. They are afraid.  and no one will be sorry. So, citizen judges, look carefully to the sky…

Hungary refuses to participate in the EU project to purchase 1 million rounds of ammunition for Ukraine – Foreign Minister Szijjártó.

“They want to drag us into a war in a neighboring country, but we are standing our ground because the will of the Hungarian people is clear: we must stay out of this war,” the minister said.

He claims that the country has received “new proposals from the parties to the war, this time about jointly buying ammunition and transferring it to Ukraine.” Szijjártó emphasized that Hungary will not change its position and will not supply weapons to Ukraine.

China’s President visiting Russia to broker peace deal

Chinese Premier Arrives In Moscow Calling For “Unfading Friendship” and “Genuine Multipolarity”

Xi Jinping will get Putin’s ‘view’ of war in Ukraine, says Kremlin official

Biden Admin OPENLY Admits They DON’T Want Peace!

Update on Ukraine, Poland to go to war with Russia, , Chinese Xi Jinping’s visit to Russia..

Russian Presidential Employees Ordered TO DITCH iPhones. Poland Denies War Declaration.


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