War Map and the Situation on the Fronts in the Evening of 18 Mar 2023; pub. 00:05:zap:
After an extremely successful overnight session of "geraning", the Russian army continues to work its way behind enemy lines. There have been strikes on a mercenary base in #Zaporozhye. Members of the "Foreign Legion" lived in a restaurant complex, where they eventually met with a buffet in the form of Russian shells. There were also strikes on AFU positions in #Kramatorsk and #Konstantinovka.
Situation on the Fronts for the past Day
#Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector:
Wagner PMC fighters continue to advance in the direction of #Grigorovka.
In #Artyomovsk, our forces have taken control of most of the territory of the AZOM plant. The "orchestrators" have also advanced in the south of the city and gained a foothold on the left bank of the Bakhmutka River in the area of the central market.
Nevertheless, despite our successes in #Artyomovsk, the AFU are concentrating forces for a possible attempt to unblock the city.
The Russian army continues to advance in the #Avdeyevka sector, attempting to encircle the city. This is aided by the Russian Aerospace Forces, which are carrying out precise strikes against enemy targets. The militants are suffering heavy losses, which they are not ashamed to talk about.
Furthermore, the RF Armed Forces continue their offensive in #Pervomayskoye.
The RF Armed Forces attack in #Maryinka.
#Ugledar is now firmly associated with Russian marines from the 155th Pacific Fleet Brigade, whom the Ukrainian militants can only "bury" by word of mouth. In fact, the fighters are knocking out the Nazis from their strongholds around the fortified city of #Ugledar.
Military Expert Boris Rozhin on the Situation in the #Artyomovsk (#Bakhmut) Sector; 18 Mar 2023, 22:59:zap:
1. Fighting Continues in the area of Orekhovo-Vasilyevka, #Khromovo, #Bogdanovka. The settlements have not yet been taken.
2. There is an Accumulation of enemy forces near #Konstantinovka, Ray-Alexandrovka and Chasov Yar. Enemy counterstrikes are likely to intensify in order to stabilize the situation.
3. In the City centre, fights are shifting towards the Artyomovsk administration building, which is just over 1/2 a kilometre away. Fighting has also begun in the stadium area.
4. Most of AZOM plant industrial zone has been cleared. Will be fully liberated in the coming days.
5. In the South of #Artyomovsk, fighting continues near the destroyed monument to pilots.
6. To the South of the City, fighting continued in #Krasnoye area.
Yesterday, tanks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine ended up in fuel and lubricants, as we immediately assumed.
This was indirectly confirmed by officials, while all telegram channels were forbidden to publish any information. Threatened with criminal articles from the SBU.
By the way, the source told us an excellent scheme, how in such cases they write off a lot of things (in this case, the loss in fuel will actually be, for example, 100 tons, and they will write off 140, of which 40 will be merged and sold on the black market), and then they shove it in their own pockets.
Corruption in Ukraine during the war only intensified.
Situation in Artemovsk Region: Morning of 19/03/2023
In the Krasnoye Area, positional battles take place. The AFU have priotized their counterattacks and probing of defenses within this sector with little successes. PMC Wagner were able to expand zone of control nearby to the Canal in the Stupochky Region.
In the South Artemovsk Area, PMC Wagner are continually sweeping up the micro-district adjacent to Mariupolska St. PMC Wagner are fighting within the area of the now destroyed MIG-17 Statue, and Bakhmut Industrial College. The AFU are preparing for defenses within the fields in the Chasiv Yar area.
In the AZOMPROM Facility, PMC Wagner have been able to penetrate through the facility in the direction of the Artemovsk Railway. The encirclement ring within the facility is now only 1km.
In the Market area, PMC Wagner are approaching the 'Avangard' Stadium.