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Russian offensive in Soledar area continues – Malyar

Russians are also trying to encircle Bakhmut.

Russian offensive in Soledar area continues – Malyar
Hanna Malyar
Photo: Anna Steshenko

Russian troops continue their offensive near the city of Soledar in Donetsk Region, Ukraine's Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar has said.

"The enemy's goal is to break through our troops' defence and capture the city," she noted.

Russian attempts to surround Bakhmut by means of the Wagner PMC units and regular troops continue.

"Our soldiers are bravely holding their positions and inflicting numerous losses on the enemy," she added.

Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said it was inappropriate to talk about the control of Soledar by the Ukrainian military in percentage.

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