Russians go all in near Bakhmut - General Syrskyi
This was announced by Commander of the Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Military Media Center.
According to the commander, in an attempt to break through the Ukrainian defense lines and advance deeper into their battle formations, the enemy is conducting offensive operations along the entire eastern front line.
The fiercest battles are raging in the areas of Kreminna, Torske, Bilohorivka, and Spirne.
"However, Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities. The battles for the city continue. The enemy has employed all its forces and is trying to break through our defenses in several directions and completely besiege the city," Sirskyi said.
According to the updates from the ground, firefights are going on in the north, east, and south of Bakhmut.
"Thanks to the courage of our soldiers, the enemy sustained huge losses and once again retreated without success. Unfortunately, we also suffer losses, but they are much smaller than what our defenders inflict on the enemy. In some areas, our units have partial success," the commander noted.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, referring to the report by the Eastern Group of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, 27 combat clashes took place on the Bakhmut axis over the last day, including 14 in the area of the town itself. As a result, Ukrainian troops eliminated 165 Russian invaders, injuring another 201.
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