The Russian military is shifting its approach away from large-scale and toward smaller-scale encirclements. Ukrainian forces retreat orderly from Bakhmut.
Three months into the war, the Russian military has not achieved any of its objectives as it encounters stiff resistance in the east.
Heavy fighting is taking place in the area near the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military focuses its efforts there.
The Russian military took a heavy toll in Mariupol; this will decrease its ability to effectively deploy in other combat theaters.
The Russian military is preparing a major assault on Severodonetsk in an attempt to break the Ukrainian defenses, while Putin continues to fire his generals.
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The Russian military is attempting to surround Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, but it is uncertain if it has the capability to do so.
After many weeks of fighting, Mariupol has fallen to the Russian military that seems to be deploying more battalion tactical groups in Ukraine.
Whether the Russian military can overcome its failings remains to be seen, but judging from its performance so far Putin shouldn’t be hopeful.
The Russian military is fortifying towns and cities under its control, while Ukraine continues its counterattack. Mariupol still holds.