Russian forces have intensified efforts in the Bakhmut sector and are trying to regain lost positions, the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces reported today. Oleksandr Sirski.
“Bajmut sector. The Russians have become more active, they are trying to recover lost positions previously. The defense forces act professionally. “The enemy’s attacks are repelled,” he wrote in a message on Telegram.
Sirski also reported that he made a work trip to the military units that carry out combat missions in the directions of Bajmut y In Lima. “I examined on the ground options for new actions, ways to improve the effectiveness of the combat use of our troops,” he said.
For his part, the president of the council of reservists of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Ivan Timochkospecified that Russia’s tactics on the Bakhmut front consist, first, of withdrawing and then, when the Ukrainian troops take positions, “they counterattack with all their forces, very hard, aggressively, in order to recover their lost positions.”
In statements to the FreeDom radio station cited by the Unian agency, he added that the fact that Avdiivka resists what was supposed to be a “quick operation” and the Russian casualties there cause Russia to cling to Bakhmut to “compensate.”