Russian troops equip defensive positions in forests: military on situation around Bakhmut
Oleh Kalashnikov, press officer of the 26th Artillery Brigade named after Lieutenant General Roman Dashkevych, noted that the Russian army is trying to recapture lost positions in the Bakhmut direction
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"The enemy is constantly counterattacking, trying to improve its position. There were 10 hostile attacks yesterday. The Russian army is trying to counterattack in the north - in the direction of Bohdanivka and Berkhivka. In the south, the invaders are also trying to recapture Klishchiivka and Andriivka. Combat actions are ongoing in the direction of Zelenopillia and Kurdiumivka," noted Kalashnikov.
According to a spokesperson for the 26th Artillery Brigade, Russia is using artillery and aviation near Bakhmut, trying to inflict fire on Ukrainian positions.
"Defense forces have crossed the railroad. A large area is under Ukraine's control. On the other side, there are forest belts where the enemy has set up defensive positions and firing points. The invaders made a defensive line in the area of the 0513 road, which goes to Horlivka. It is there that company and platoon strongholds of the Russian enemy are observed," added Kalashnikov.
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