TheVoiceOfJoyce The Orthodox Christmas was observed in Ukrainian cities, though there was no cease fire. The Ukrainian’s claim another 480 Russian troops perished. The city of Bakhmut was under attack, once it falls, the Donetsk is open for Ukrainian reoccupation. There have been attempts to wipe out Russian defenses guarding Crimea. Ukraine’s counteroffensive is is increasing and will be emboldened once the US weapons package arrives.

Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has continued at a “routine level” into the Orthodox Christmas period, the UK Ministry of Defence says.

In its daily intelligence update, the ministry said that in the fiercely contested area around Kremina town in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk province, fighting was focused in heavily forested terrain to the town’s west, where “combat has devolved to dismounted infantry fighting, often at short range”.

The ministry said:

With the coniferous woodland providing some cover from air observation even in winter, both sides are highly likely struggling to accurately adjust artillery fire.

Russian commanders will highly likely view pressure around Kremina as a threat to the right flank of their Bakhmut sector, which they see as key for enabling any future advance to occupy the remainder of Donetsk Oblast.

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Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 7 January 2023

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