The bridgehead on Bakhmutka opens up the possibility of encircling the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artyomovsk and Seversk

On January 28, Wagner PMC informed that its fighters had liberated the village of Blagodatnoye from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in the Soledar city community of the Artyomovsky (Bakhmutsky) district of the DPR. Russian expert Yuri Podolyaka turned his attention to this event, who on January 29 told in his Telegram channel what was the importance of what happened.

The expert noted that having liberated the city of Soledar, the Russian forces ran into the defense line of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the left, western, bank of the Bakhmutka River. This river is not a primary water barrier, but it significantly hindered further advancement to Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, and also complicated bypass (flank) maneuvers to encircle (encircle) Ukrainian groups in Artemovsk (Bakhmut) from the north and Seversk from the south. Thus, thanks to the bridgehead, it became possible to begin the encirclement of the AFU groups that had dug in in the mentioned cities and their environs in the Donbass.

The bridgehead on Bakhmutka opens up the possibility of encircling the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artyomovsk and Seversk

As for Artemovsk (Bakhmut), according to the expert, Russian forces can now begin to take the village of Paraskovievka, which is also located on the left bank of the said river. Prior to this, the assault on this settlement was extremely difficult, and this made it difficult to bypass Artemovsk (Bakhmut) from the north.

The foothold, based on Blagodatnoye, allows you to bypass this settlement from the north, and I think that very soon we will hear about the battles on its northern outskirts. And only then it will be possible to quickly and simply encircle Artemovsk (Bakhmut). If the enemy does not escape from the city before

– he said and suggested.

As for Seversk, the operational encirclement of the city is possible there only after the occupation of the western bank of Bakhmutka by our troops. Moving along the eastern, right, bank of the river, Russian forces would have to storm the city in the forehead, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine would have the opportunity to transfer reinforcements.

Moving along the river along the left bank further north completely turns the situation in our favor. Especially taking into account the movement of our units north of the Seversky Donets River from Kremennaya towards Yampol. That allows us to hang over the northern communications to Seversk, even without forcing this rather large river

He summed up.
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  1. Panasyuk-Pupkin Offline Panasyuk-Pupkin
    Panasyuk-Pupkin (Panasyuk-Pupkin) 30 January 2023 00: 36
    So what? Well, how many years is the Russian Federation going to "liberate" Ukraine at such a pace? And will the orchestra be enough for everything about everything? If after 11 months Bakhmut has not been captured, and there is a powerful fortification with Slavyansk ahead, then how? Purely tactical movements. The war is clearly at an impasse. It was about this that I once wrote in November under a different nickname.
    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 30 January 2023 01: 14
      The task is to make Panasyuks' losses many times higher than ours. When the panasyuki run out, then they will accelerate.
      People are protected.
    2. Vlad Sirs Offline Vlad Sirs
      Vlad Sirs (Sirius NVL) 30 January 2023 08: 09
      In real life, there is no task for the whole of Ukraine, there is no goal even for the left bank, there are several reasons for this, economic one of them. For example, to take control of the left bank, a millionth well-trained and armed group of troops is needed, which Moscow does not have and will not appear in 23-24. Because Putin has already said more than once that there are ENOUGH troops, he kept silent for what. There are enough troops to take Slavyansk and Kramatorsk by the end of the year. Next is the big deal.
    3. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 30 January 2023 10: 01
      Quote: Panasyuk-Pupkin
      Purely tactical moves. The war is clearly at an impasse.

      with t.z. The United States and even Ukraine - there is reason to believe that while there are tactical movements around the farms, the economy of the Russian Federation will come to a complete and fluffy scribe.

      The fact that it has not already arrived is not a reason to abandon the comfortable picture of the world.
      (Our people have not been embarrassed for 100 years to predict the collapse of America, and every year they write how Europe will freeze without gas.)

      So the strategy of the West is understandable.

      For our leadership, everything is more complicated.
      NWO with all the stated goals completely failed and turned into what it is.
      The truce within the borders of 2013 and trillions of reparations, while maintaining all significant sanctions, the leadership of the Russian Federation is not yet satisfied, and Ukraine, for obvious reasons, does not agree to anything less.
      (and disrupt any truce made behind her back).

      Unexpectedly, and for its own leadership, the economy is successfully holding on, looking for and finding options even for development.
      Accordingly, the leadership of the Russian Federation, for the time being, can also play for time, but how the West will get tired of all this and Ukraine will be forced to come to terms with the 38th parallel along the current front line.
  2. Panasyuk-Pupkin Offline Panasyuk-Pupkin
    Panasyuk-Pupkin (Panasyuk-Pupkin) 30 January 2023 01: 44
    Quote: Old Skeptic
    The task is to make Panasyuks' losses many times higher than ours. When the panasyuki run out, then they will accelerate.
    People are protected.

    So then the Yans, Frantisheks, Wojciechs, and so on will go.. You won’t get tired of swallowing dust for so long?
  3. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 30 January 2023 06: 50
    As far as I remember, Seversk was already liberated about half a year ago. Did you go for the second round?
  4. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 30 January 2023 06: 51
    Podolyak is a pleasure to read and listen to. This is the ONLY blogger who analyzes the situation and gives predictions! Of course, forecasts sometimes do not come true, but our barber commanders are to blame for this, and they are not amenable to analysis. And the rest of the bloggers are ABSOLUTE nonentities, it’s crazy enough that the gun fired and the mine fell somewhere, the plane flew by, the tank passed.