Some of the best-trained units of the Russian army were defeated in the Bakhmut sector and lost their combat capability: 72nd separate motorised rifle brigade, 31st and 83rd separate airborne brigades. Nevertheless, the enemy continues to try to regain lost ground.
This was stated by Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyy, Commander of the Land Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as quoted by Military Media Center.
According to Syrsky, the overall situation in the eastern sector remains difficult. The enemy does not abandon its intentions to resume offensive actions on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, for which it is actively preparing.
Fierce fighting continues in the area of Bakhmut. After losing Andriyivka and Klishchiyivka last week, the enemy has been conducting numerous counterattacks from different directions, unsuccessfully trying to regain lost ground.
These seemingly small settlements were important elements of the enemy's defence line that stretched from Bakhmut to Horlivka. As a result of the successful actions of Ukrainian troops, the enemy's defence line was broken, which he tried to close, throwing all available reserves into the battle, the commander emphasises.
The Bakhmut sector is subject to daily hot fighting. The enemy is trying to regain lost ground at any cost, counterattacking our units several times a day.
In the past week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces de-occupied two square kilometers of territory in the Bakhmut sector. The total area liberated near Bakhmut is 51 square kilometers.