Fighting near Bakhmut: Zhdanov spoke about the new plan of the Russians


Battles near Bakhmut: Zhdanov spoke about the new idea of ​​the Russians

Russian occupiers keep trying to advance in certain directions. However, the Ukrainian defenders are steadfastly holding back the systemic pressure of the enemy.

This Channel 24 was told by military expert Oleg Zhdanov. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, fierce battles continue in the East of Ukraine.

In particular, the Russians continue to try to attack the fortress city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.

What did the Russians think near Bakhmut

According to Zhdanov, the invaders stepped up mortar fire along the entire front line in the Bakhmut direction. Also, over the past day, the enemy shelled about 20 settlements on this sector of the front.

Russian troops are trying to increase their fire efforts, but not by using cannon artillery along the front line. Instead, the Russians are trying to knock out our infantry with mortars,” the military expert explained.

Zhdanov noted that now the situation with mortars in the Ukrainian army is much worse than that of the Russian occupation troops.

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Ukrainian Armed Forces stopped enemy offensive attempts

Despite constant attempts to attack Bakhmut, the enemy we are unable to advance in this direction.

“Everything is stable in Bakhmut. The invaders are pressing, but the resistance of our forces has grown and today we have actually stopped any offensive attempts by the enemy“, – stressed Zhdanov.

However, according to a military expert, the Russian military may be planning new attacks.

The danger of attacks from the northern flank

He added that now it is important to observe behind what is happening on the northern flank in the Donbass.

Although we stopped the wedging there, the protrusion into the front line remained. The Russians will try to transfer reserves, step up efforts and resume the offensive, the military expert said.

Zhdanov noted that the fate of the entire garrison in the city of Bakhmut depends on such flank attacks. repelled the attack of the occupiers on the stronghold near Bakhmut. One fighter from the Wagner PMC was captured by our soldiers.

  • In the intelligence of the British Ministry of Defense, it was suggested that before the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin might announce that they had “captured” Bakhmut. The Kremlin needs to show at least some victories in order to reduce the pressure inside Russia.
  • Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry, stressed that Ukraine cannot retreat from Bakhmut. Answering the question whether there is more political or military expediency in holding Bakhmut, Budanov drew an analogy with the United States. In particular, if the President of the United States were asked to surrender New York.
  • The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine explained that from a military point of view, holding Bakhmut gives us the opportunity to contain the Russians in the area and inflict catastrophic losses on them.
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