Current War Situation in Ukraine
Currently, there are many opinions and assumptions about a new full-scale invasion of the russian federation on the territory of Ukraine before the “anniversary” of the war. However, experts and the military note that there is no such potential threat for now. There are some movements, but they are just to distract attention.
Bakhmut city remains the epicenter of intense fighting. It is the place where military actions have never stopped. The battle for Bakhmut has been going on for more than 5 months. Every day, the number of soldiers, machinery, and weapons involved there on both sides is increasing. Russians try to cut off Ukrainian logistic arteries there and to regain the initiative in this war. There is unofficial information, which is saying that the actual massive attack, that russia has been planning for a couple of months may occur right in Bakhmut. This city, like the nearest city of Soledar, is almost totally destroyed. That’s why Ukrainian troops retreated from Soledar about 10 days ago, and, unfortunately, Bakhmut is probably the next city from which soldiers might retreat in order to save their lives, and because there are no more houses and infrastructure there.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, a large-scale offensive began more than 2 weeks ago in the Luhansk region: russians became more active on almost the entire frontline there. However, according to Ukrainian information, only on the 7-8th of February the most active and aggressive fights began.
On the 10th of February, russia attacked Ukraine with missiles and drones. 71 rockets were launched, 61 of which were destroyed. Five drones were also hit. At night time, russians tried to identify Ukrainian missile defense systems, and then, in the morning after 8 am, they started to launch missiles and drones at the biggest cities and electricity infrastructure/plants. That day russians launched a record number of S-300 missiles ( around 35 units only in Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts). Energy facilities were hit in six oblasts.
During this attack, russian missiles crossed the border of a NATO country, Romania, as well as Moldova. It is not accidental as the trajectory of Kalibr missiles is programmed in advance.
Within the last 3-5 days the number of russian soldiers’ death toll is equal to 800 to over 1,000 people per day.