UK intelligence services have pointed to a “realistic possibility” that the Russian offensive against the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, located in the Donetsk region (east), is “losing the limited momentum it had achieved” after a counterattack by Ukrainian forces in the area.

“There is a realistic possibility that the Russian assault on the city is losing the limited momentum it had gainedpartly because some units of the Russian Ministry of Defense have been relocated to other sectors,” they said, according to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the social network Twitter.

Thus, they have stated that “the fighting continues around the center of the city” and have added that “the Ukrainian defense remains at risk of being encircled from the north and south“Although they have highlighted that” during the last days, the Ukrainian forces have started a local counterattack west of Bakhmut”. “It will probably reduce the pressure on the threatened supply route H-32”, they have settled.