That’s according to Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces.
"The Bakhmut direction. Our defense forces continue to advance along the flanks, while the enemy is losing positions near Bakhmut. The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade is in action," Commander Syrskyi noted.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Bakhmut had been serving as a magnet in the ongoing war, adding that the best and newest weapons that Ukraine receives from Western partners are being deployed in the area.
Russia has been unsuccessfully trying to take control of Bakhmut for more than eight months.