Ukrainian troops advance south from Bakhmut
The 3rd assault brigade is currently pushing the enemy out of the forest areas near the Andriivka close to Bakhmut. This move aims to achieve complete control over the settlement
Major Maksym Zhorin, deputy commander of the 3rd assault brigade, stated this on Espreso.
Zhorin said that “the brigade has received orders to advance and is actively executing them. The ongoing operation involves displacing the enemy forces from the forest regions surrounding Andriivka, ultimately aiming for total control over the settlement.”
He noted that the enemy in this sector lacks the ability to effectively use armored vehicles for transportation due to the brigade's swift destruction of such assets upon sight.
"The Russians are entrenched in their positions, attempting to resist. They can't retreat, escape, or surrender, primarily because they have relatively fresh reserves that are capable of holding their ground. But this doesn't hinder our progress. We're steadily advancing, gaining control over the forested areas," Zhorin concluded.
On August 29, there were a total of 35 combat clashes along the frontlines. The Russian forces attempted unsuccessful offensives in the Bakhmut and Lyman directions, according to the General Staff.
Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, discussed the situation in the Kupyansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut directions, affirming that Ukrainian defenders are successfully repelling the Russian advances.
Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar emphasized the dynamic nature of the situation at the front. She noted that the enemy is effectively trapped in Bakhmut, unable to either leave the city or move freely within it.