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Zelenskyy: "The Ukrainian army remains in Bakhmut, the enemy does not control the city"

From time to time, the defenders face a shortage of artillery ammunition.

Zelenskyy: "The Ukrainian army remains in Bakhmut, the enemy does not control the city"
Servicemen of the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a position with an anti-tank guided missi
Photo: EPA/UPG

The situation in Bakhmut is the most difficult in the entire country. It is there that the most weapons are used. The defenders periodically face a shortage of artillery ammunition, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said at a joint briefing with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

"There is success in some blocks of Bakhmut, we are moving forward, or there is no success and we are retreating to our positions again. But we are in Bakhmut and the enemy does not control Bakhmut. This is the situation today," he said.

Zelenskyy added that the operational situation in the city is being managed by the commander of the Ground Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyy.

"Of course, the main thing for him is to save the personnel. For me, the most important thing is not to lose our military. And of course, if there is a moment of even hotter developments and the danger that we may lose personnel due to an encirclement, there will certainly be appropriate decisions by the general at the site. But the more ammunition comes to Ukraine, the faster we will fight not only in Bakhmut," he stressed.

Russia is trying to use the most trained Wagner PMC mercenaries and paratroopers in Bakhmut. Russian troops are suffering heavy losses, but do not stop. Ukrainian defenders continue to fight back.

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