Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyy, Commander of the Land Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, once again visited the hottest spots in the Bakhmut sector. The situation remains consistently difficult.
In the area of combat operations, Syrsky assessed the situation and took measures to resolve problematic issues that impede the effective performance of combat missions, the Military Media Centre said.
According to the report, he also made operational decisions to strengthen our ability to deter and strike the enemy.
"The most intense phase of fighting for Bakhmut is underway. The situation is consistently difficult. The enemy is suffering significant losses in human resources, weapons and military equipment, but continues to conduct offensive operations. Our defenders are heroically holding back the enemy's invasion in extremely challenging conditions and leaving the enemy no chance to implement their plans," said the Land Forces Commander.
Syrskyy stressed that the defence of Bakhmut is conditioned by military necessity and is based on the competent use of the town's defensive capabilities, established fortifications and equipped firing positions.
"We are considering all possible scenarios and will act in line with the current situation," said Alexander Syrskyy.
Yesterday, the Spokesman for the Eastern Military Group, Serhiy Cherevatyy, said that the defence forces had managed to stabilise the situation around Bakhmut. The number of enemy assaults has decreased, but it is possible that the Russians are manoeuvring their reserves.