That’s according to the Brigade’s press service, Ukrinform reports.
"The Third Assault Brigade continues to knock out the occupiers from their positions near Bakhmut! The territory that’s 1,730 m wide and 700m deep has been cleared of enemy forces," reads the relevant posting on Facebook.
It is noted that during an attempt to regain the positions previously retaken by Ukrainian forces, units of the Russian 72nd Brigade were “shattered.”
"During yesterday's battles alone, 23 invaders were eliminated, and over 40 were wounded in action. Enemy military hardware, including tanks, was also destroyed. The task was completed by our 2nd Assault Battalion," Brigade reported.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi said Ukrainian soldiers are advancing on the flanks in the suburbs of Bakhmut and are actually approaching the point when they could take the town into a tactical encirclement.