Russia Planning "Symbolic Capture" Of Eastern Ukraine Town: Britain

The capture of the town would have limited operational value but it can potentially allow Russia to threaten Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, the ministry added in a daily intelligence update.

Russia Planning 'Symbolic Capture' Of Eastern Ukraine Town: Britain

"Bakhmut's capture has become primarily a symbolic objective for Russia," Britain said. (File)

Russia is likely planning to encircle the Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut with tactical advances to the north and south, Britain's defence ministry said on Saturday.

The capture of the town would have limited operational value but it can potentially allow Russia to threaten Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, the ministry added in a daily intelligence update.

"There is a realistic possibility that Bakhmut's capture has become primarily a symbolic, political objective for Russia," the ministry said in the update posted on Twitter.

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