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Russian offensive near Bakhmut supported by active reserve redeployment - Ukrainian Armed Forces Colonel Sidorin

12 December, 2023 Tuesday
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Serhiy Sidorin, commander of the National Guard's Battalion Tactical Group, said that the Russian troops are intensifying their assault operations in the Bakhmut sector after deploying additional reserves

He told this on the Espreso TV channel

"The invaders do not slow down the pace of the offensive in the Bakhmut direction. Active hostilities are currently taking place in the area of Klishchiivka. In particular, fighting is going on for Klishchiivka heights. Russia has traditionally reported on the capture of these heights. However, our units continue to hold them. The enemy is also actively attacking in the area of Bohdanivka and Khromove. They are also not successful there," said Sidorin.

The colonel also said that the Russian troops are actively forming additional reserves, which they then deploy to certain areas of the front.

"The enemy's offensive activity in the Bakhmut direction begins with the deployment of additional forces. The invaders are forming additional reserves in the rear and coordinating them at training grounds. After such units appear near the front line, they intensify their assault operations. However, large-scale offensives in certain areas of the front are out of the question," he added.

  • On December 6, Andriy Babichev, a soldier with the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade, reported that the Russian forces had advanced to the outskirts of Bohdanivka in the Bakhmut direction.
  • Over December 11, 73 combat clashes took place on the frontline, with Russia launching 10 missile attacks and firing 46 MLRS. Ukrainian air defense shot down two Kh-59 guided missiles.
  • On December 12, Defense Express analyst Serhiy Zgurets reported that invading Russian forces had tactical successes west of Bakhmut, in particular in the area of Bohdanivka, Khromove and Ivanivske.

 
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