Russian Missile Strikes, New Defenses, & Fighting into 2023

Update on Russian military Operations in Ukraine for December 30, 2022

– Russia conducts what may be the largest missile strike so far during the special military operation;
– Ukraine’s power grid continues to be degraded;
– Fighting continues around Bakhmut;
– Western analysts insist Russian fighting around Bakhmut is “senseless” but it suits Russia’s strategy of attrition;
– Russia is also building extensive defensive structures across the line of contact;
– These lines force Ukrainian offensive troops to spend more time in well-prepared fields of fire resulting in major casualties;
– Russia appears to be settling into a protracted war of attrition while protecting its lines with these major defensive works.
 
Credit to : The New Atlas