Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi has said that the situation around Bakhmut, Donetsk region, remains difficult - the assault units of Russia's Wagner Group are advancing from several directions, trying to break through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said this in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.
"The situation around Bakhmut remains difficult. Wagner’s assault units are advancing from several directions, trying to break through the defenses of our troops and advance to the central districts of the city," Syrskyi said.
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In the course of fierce battles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine inflict significant losses on the enemy.
"All enemy attempts to seize the city are repelled by artillery, tanks, and other fire weapons. The defense of the fortress continues!" Syrskyi stressed.
As reported by Ukrinform, Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 100 enemy attacks in five directions over the past day.