Russian reservists forced to dig 'ambitious' trench system under fire suffer 'heavy casualties'

Russian reservists forced to dig 'ambitious' trench system under fire suffer 'heavy casualties'

Russian reservists are suffering "particularly heavy casualties" digging "ambitious trench systems" under artillery fire, according to British intelligence. It was "highly likely... many are being compelled to serve with serious, chronic health conditions" while others "have been killed in large numbers" in frontal assaults into well-established Ukrainian defensive zones around the town of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. "Mobilised reservists have highly likely experienced particularly heavy casualties after being committed to dig ambitious trench systems while under artillery fire around the …