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A Ukrainian soldier fires a grenade launcher on the frontline in Bakhmut in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Libkos)

Bakhmut is increasingly a quagmire that works to Russia’s advantage

Bakhmut initially appeared to be a Ukrainian strategic victory as it depleted Russian armed forces. But that looming victory risks becoming a major defeat. Here’s how Russia has outplayed Ukraine.
Ukrainian soldiers in a trench under Russian shelling on the frontline close to Ukraine’s Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, on March 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)

The Battle of Bakhmut exposes Russia’s fault lines

The Battle of Bakhmut embodies Russia’s ill-planned war in Ukraine. Even if it succeeds in taking the city, the divisions it’s created within its armed forces will erode Russia’s ultimate aims.

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