Russia pushes infantry through its minefields near Bakhmut, mines retreat routes
Denys Nahornyi, chief of artillery staff of the 4th Brigade of the National Guard noted that despite the enemy's heavy losses, Russia continues to storm the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy is sending infantry in waves, without sparing them. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have moved to positional defence because the weather has deteriorated. The enemy is trying to put pressure on our logistics, and the shelling of Ukrainian defenders' positions has intensified. Despite our counter-battery fight, the enemy has increased the use of Lancet drones and is also carrying out mining. Russian enemy is throwing their own cannon fodder at our infantry," emphasized Nahornyi.
According to the chief of artillery staff, Russian commanders are simply driving human resources to the positions of the Ukrainian army.
"The Russian forces are not able to logistically support the number of people they have gathered. The enemy assault and digging groups are starting to go crazy. They are running through their own mined fields. The Russian forces have already gone so far as to mine the escape routes so that their infantry cannot retreat during the assault, and they put machine gunners behind them. Despite their own losses, the enemy continues to attack," added Nahornyi.
- Russian invaders did not conduct any offensive actions in the Bakhmut sector over the last day. Instead, the Ukrainian military inflicted significant losses on Russian occupiers: 1,130 killed in action over the last day.
- Deputy commander of the 3rd Detached Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Major Rodion Kudryashov, noted that the situation in the Bakhmut sector is dynamic but fully controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.