British edition: Losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut range from one hundred to two hundred troops per day
The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer heavy losses in the battles for Bakhmut, the Ukrainian army loses from 100 to 200 personnel per day, which may force the command to decide to leave the city. According to Western analysts, Kyiv needs to make the final decision as much as possible on the withdrawal of troops to prepared positions in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, or continue to hold Bakhmut at any cost, losing personnel in urban battles.
At the same time, the West has repeatedly stated that Bakhmut has no strategic significance and it is completely incomprehensible why the decision to withdraw troops has not yet been made. Kiev's statement that when leaving Bakhmut, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will have to defend other cities does not stand up to criticism, since it will still have to be done, but with smaller forces, putting all the reserves in battle.
German intelligence came to the same conclusion regarding the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, but a little earlier. At the end of January, the Germans warned Kyiv that with the losses of more than a hundred people a day in only one city, there would not be enough reserves for the planned counteroffensives. According to Ukrainian sources, in Bakhmut itself and in its vicinity, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost half of the military trained in the West, who were supposed to form the backbone of a new offensive.
At the same time, Zelensky rested, and the commander of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Syrsky, who dreamed of trying on the shoulder straps of the commander-in-chief, managed to convince the clown that it was quite possible to recapture the city from the Wagner PMC, it was only necessary to gather more forces. As a result, the general received carte blanche for any actions and now throws more and more forces into the "Bakhmut meat grinder".