Russia has some gains near Bakhmut, which poses threat to Chasiv Yar — military expert Zgurets
Defense Express analyst Serhiy Zgurets said that Russian military forces have tactical successes west of Bakhmut, in particular in the area of Bohdanivka, Khromove and Ivanivske
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"The enemy keeps focusing on surrounding Avdiivka and intensifying offensive actions around Bakhmut. In particular, in the area of Bohdanivka, Khromove and Ivanivske. There, they have some tactical successes that potentially pose a threat to Chasiv Yar. It is towards Chasiv Yar that the enemy considers advancing as a priority. After all, the city is located on a hill. Ukraine's units are holding back the Russian forces. Nevertheless, Russia's army continues to put maximum pressure on Ukrainian positions, as it has a significant number of reserves in this area," said Zgurets.
The analyst also said that the Russian troops have intensified their offensive around Avdiivka.
"Russia has intensified its activities along almost the entire perimeter around Avdiivka. That is, today we can say that the third wave of the invaders' offensive on Avdiivka has begun. They are conducting these offensives with great intensity. A few days ago, the Russians did not use aircraft. Now hostile aircraft and artillery are actively operating near Avdiivka," he added.
- On December 6, Andriy Babichev, a serviceman with the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade, said that in the Bakhmut direction the Russian troops had advanced to the outskirts of Bohdanivka.
- Over December 11, 73 combat clashes took place on the frontline, Russians launched 10 missile attacks and fired 46 times from multiple rocket launchers. Ukrainian air defense shot down two Kh-59 guided missiles