The relevant statement was made by Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to Military Media Center.
According to Syrskyi, Ukrainian forces are now controlling a small part of Bakhmut, but its defense is very important, as this allows them to enter the city immediately as the situation changes.
“We continue advancing on the flanks in the suburbs of Bakhmut and are actually close to tactically encircling the city. Thanks to this, we will be able to control all high-rise buildings seized by the enemy and gradually decimate them. This deprives the enemy of control over the approaches to the city and gives us certain tactical benefits,” Syrskyi noted.
In his words, the actions of the Ukrainian military and the procedure for destroying the enemy were discussed in detail with the commanders.
“The situation is challenging but controlled,” Syrskyi added.
A reminder that Ukrainian Defense Deputy Minister Hanna Maliar stated earlier that Russian invaders had failed to surround the Donetsk region’s Bakhmut, and they had lost part of the dominant heights around the city.