In recent weeks, Russian troops have been gradually advancing through the ruins of Marinka, a town in the Donetsk region. Now Russia probably controls most of the built-up area.
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on X (Twitter).
According to the report, Ukrainian forces continue to control areas on the western outskirts of the town.
Marinka has been on the front line since 2014. Before the war, its population was 9,000. According to British intelligence, it is now completely destroyed: drone footage shows that the vast majority of buildings have been turned into ruins.
"Russia’s renewed efforts against Marinka are part of Russia’s autumn offensive which is prioritizing extending Russia’s control over the remaining parts of the Donetsk Oblast – highly likely still one of the Kremlin’s core war aims," the British Ministry of Defense said.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 05/12/2023