The Russians are trying to break through the defences near Chasiv Yar, said Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyy. He visited military units and subdivisions holding defence in the Bakhmut sector. This was reported by the Land Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"The enemy is trying to break through our defences in the area of Chasiv Yar and is resorting to localised actions by small assault groups under the cover of drones and artillery. He is widely using kamikaze drones and electronic warfare. The situation is tense, requiring constant monitoring of the situation and prompt decision-making on the ground," the statement said.
Syrskyy listened to the brigade commanders about the current situation, assessed the effectiveness of fire and considered new ways to improve the firepower of our troops.
"The commander, as always, drew the attention of the commanders to the key priority of saving the lives of our soldiers and minimising losses," the statement said.