Invaders direct all resources to Bakhmut, defense of city ongoing – Maliar

Invaders direct all resources to Bakhmut, defense of city ongoing – Maliar

The east of Ukraine has been the epicenter of hostilities during the current week.  

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar wrote this on Telegram, summing up the week.

According to her, in the north of Ukraine, from the Belarusian side, no signs of offensive groups’ formation were detected. Units of the Russian armed forces are maintaining presence in Belarus.

In Russia’s regions bordering Ukraine, the enemy continues to maintain a certain number of troops and carry out mortar and artillery fire.

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In the south, the enemy holds the defense.

"The enemy's offensive has been ongoing during the current week in three directions - Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka," Maliar said.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy periodically reduces its activity, as they suffer setbacks due to the active defense of Ukrainian troops.

"During the week, the enemy had little success in certain areas, but our defenders recaptured the lost positions," Maliar noted.

 It is the hottest now in Bakhmut and Marinka. The enemy continues to attack in the Bakhmut sector.

"Fierce battles are ongoing in the city of Bakhmut. The enemy is not able to take control of the city, despite the fact that they threw all resources into the battle and even had success in some areas. Our fighters repel numerous attacks and conduct counterattack in certain sectors. The defense of Bakhmut copes with the military tasks assigned to it," concluded Maliar.

As reported by Ukrinform, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 20 enemy attacks in three directions - Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka.

Photo: Kostiantyn Liberov

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