The battle for Vuhledar is Russian tanks and BMPs running into mines across open terrain. Stopping. Getting hit by ATGMs and artillery. Then trying to assault again the next day after UA units replace mines in the field. It’s far from smart, but it’s no epic tank battle.— Michael Kofman (@KofmanMichael) March 2, 2023
The NYT: 🇷🇺 had lost at least 130 tanks, IFVs/APCs in the battle. The dirt road was left free from the AT mines, and the fields around were sown by them, so that the 🇷🇺s move along the road and could not turn. Ambushes with Javelin Stugna-P artillery and one time by HIMARS strike pic.twitter.com/dkEx1PxH2L— Paul Jawin (@PaulJawin) March 1, 2023
Meanwhile Bakhmut is not looking good, I hope Ukraine knows what they're doing there because it looks like an encirclement could happen and American officials have been telling them to abandon it for a while now, stating it has little tactical significance so a few are confused why Ukraine is so insistent on holding it but Ukraine knows more than us so I just hope they have a good reason.
Orders just came down. Deploying to a real bad place tomorrow morning. Doesn’t get much worse. Glad we ate well last night.— James Vasquez (@jmvasquez1974) February 28, 2023
James is being sent to Bakhmut.Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 02 March 2023