In a recent report by the American Institute for the Study of Russian Warfare, it has become clear that the Russian army is unable to advance in Bakhmut.
The lack of mechanized forces is limiting the Russian progress in the city, while Russia’s support of small assault units designed to be used against Ukrainian defensive formations also offers limited advantages.
Ukrainian forces have taken defensive positions in urban areas against Russian forces, hindering their advancement.
Russian forces are resorting to heavy artillery to break Ukrainian defensive positions, but this tactic is easily countered by Ukrainian forces.
As a result, Russian forces are currently fixed in their positions and require mechanized forces to make any progress in the city.
The outcome of this battle and the next move by the Ukrainian Armed Forces remain uncertain.