Ukrainian forces drive Russian troops from their positions in Bakhmut sector
The Ukrainian Defense Forces managed to stop the Russian army's offensive in the Bakhmut sector
Yuriy Fedorenko, commander of the Achilles Air Assault Battalion of the 92nd Detached Assault Brigade named after Ivan Sirko, said this on Espreso TV.
"The Russian army continues to fulfill its tasks in this section. It is trying to regain lost positions and its influence in Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and in the direction of Chasovyi Yar. But objectively, the Defense Forces managed to stop the enemy's offensive in a coordinated manner," he said.
There are a number of attacks every day, but Russia has no tactical success. Instead, the Ukrainian Defense Forces managed to drive the Russian army out of a number of positions and are now firmly and successfully entrenched, Fedorenko said.
"This was due to a well-planned operation, courage and hard work of the personnel. This is an infantry unit that has the most difficult job in the Defense Forces. I am convinced that attack aircraft and infantry are the most difficult work," he added.
- On February 1, the General Staff's evening report stated that on January 31, in the Bakhmut sector, the Defense Forces repelled six Russian attacks near Bohdanivka and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.
- Later, Serhiy Sidorin, colonel, commander of the 4th Battalion Tactical Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, noted that the contact line in the Bakhmut sector is dynamic, with some positions changing hands during the day. Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold half of Bohdanivka.