In the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have managed to recapture 200 to 400 meters in various areas near the Donetsk region’s Bakhmut.
The relevant statement was made by Spokesperson for the Eastern Grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhii Cherevatyi during a nationwide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The enemy is trying to seize the city of Bakhmut. It is their priority objective,” Cherevatyi mentioned.
In his words, Russian troops are making attempts to capture the southwestern part of Bakhmut, where Ukraine’s Defense Forces are maintaining control over a number of buildings and fortification structures.
“Meanwhile, on the flanks, our units are trying to put pressure on the enemy and, whenever possible, counterattack them as part of our defensive operation. In particular, over the past day, we have managed to recapture 200 to 400 meters in various areas,” Cherevatyi told.
A reminder that Russian troops are focusing efforts on attempts to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Fierce battles are underway in the Bakhmut direction.
Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine