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Old 20th May 2022, 12:57 PM   #3602
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
Russia apparently pushed 10 km yesterday outside Popasna. That's more than just incremental. The last Ukrainian forces at Avozstal have been taken into custody, most of the remaining Russian forces in Mariupol will be pushed north.

Perhaps not time to panic, but probably time to be concerned about the situation there. Ukraine really is losing ground in Donbass. It's true that it is just one region - but it is the region with the highest concentration of Ukrainian forces. Any loss there would be a major blow.
Did they push or were they allowed? For example If ground is not good for defence then don't defend it, if your line has a 'bulge' then straighten it, if there is a natural defence line then move to it etc.
If we learned anything from WW2 it is that fighting blindly for every inch of ground is a waste of men and resources.

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