CNN reporter Ben Wedeman was in the Bakhmut area where the heaviest fighting is taking place. He checked what weapons the Ukrainians need and how they use them in practice when fighting the Russian army.
Fighting in the Ukrainian-Russian war, the British Ministry of Defense said on Saturday, is currently concentrated in three sectors – Kreminna, Bakhmut and the Zaporizhia region, but overall the conflict is in a state of stalemate.
“In the north-east, near Kreminna, Ukraine it probably made little gains and successfully defended itself against a Russian counterattack. In the Donetsk region, in the Bakhmut sector, Russian forces and the Wagnerian forces supporting them are believed to have consolidated in the city of Soledar after capturing it earlier in the week. In the south, in the Zaporizhia region, both sides massed considerable forces that engaged in artillery exchanges and skirmishes, but avoided large-scale offensive operations. In general, the conflict is at an impasse. However, there is a real possibility of local Russian advances around Bakhmut,” the daily intelligence update said.
The Battle of Bakhmut
The aggressor’s troops have been trying to take Bakhmut since August 2022. In the opinion of the authorities of the Luhansk region loyal to Kiev, up to 2,000 people could have fought in the vicinity of Bakhmut, which was ruined by enemy fire, in November last year. prisoners mobilized for war in Russian prisons.
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