Bakhmut. The armed forces of Ukraine continue to put pressure on the Russians. The initiative remains with the units of the Defense Forces. However, the occupiers are trying with all to hold the city.
Bakhmut. The armed forces of Ukraine continue to put pressure on the Russians. The initiative remains with the units of the Defense Forces. However, the occupiers are trying with all their might to hold on to the destroyed city, which, apart from the military one, has another important meaning for them. What is happening in Bakhmut?
The Russians are so afraid of losing the temporarily captured Ukrainian city of Bakhmut that they are sending their best units there. As reported in the press service of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces, on the Russian side, the army reserve unit, the Storm-Z unit, special forces units and airborne troops are fighting there.
“Generally speaking, the enemy is trying to use all elements of defense. He is drawing the best units into Bakhmut, entrenching himself strongly, which clearly shows his desire to hold the city as much as possible, just as before that he thoughtlessly tried to take it with all his forces. Bakhmut, in addition to its military importance, has no less propaganda value, because so much personnel and equipment were invested in it. Therefore, to quickly lose the symbolic city for them would be the height of shame,” explained Serhii Cherevaty, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on the air of the telethon, reports UNIAN.
According to the General Staff, over the past day in the Bakhmut direction, our defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks southwest of Andriyivka, Donetsk region.
Near Bakhmut, Ukrainian border guards destroyed a dugout together with Russian soldiers. This was reported by the State Border Service of Ukraine on Facebook.
“Effective and effective work of aerial reconnaissance and mortars: the border guards destroyed the dugout with the occupiers near Bakhmut. At least 4 invaders were eliminated,” the DPSU said in a statement.
Russian losses in Bakhmut are colossal. At the end of May, US President Joe Biden reported that the occupiers had lost a total of more than 100,000 soldiers in the battles in the Bakhmut direction.
“For example, Bakhmut. There is a question – whether it was lost or not. And the truth is that more than 100,000 Russians were lost in Bakhmut. It is very difficult to compensate. Bakhmut is a devastated city,” said the American leader, speaking at the G7 summit in Japan, reports “Suspilne”.
However, according to the military analyst Oleksiy Hetman, there are no obstacles to losses for the Russians.
“Emotional component, critical losses – for the Russian army, such concepts do not exist at all. They will stay there until they receive a command to withdraw or until they are destroyed. If they try to withdraw on their own, without surrendering to us, but simply leave their positions, there are barricades that will simply shoot them. They understand this perfectly, so there will be no waste,” he said on July 12, on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.