Ukrainian Armed Forces describe battle tactics for Bakhmut
Ilia Yevlash, head of the press service of the Eastern Military Group, says that the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not use frontal attacks to liberate Bakhmut
He said this on Espreso TV.
"Intense fighting is taking place around Bakhmut. For example, on the northern flank, the enemy resorts to mining. In particular, near the village of Dubovo-Vasylivka. In this area, the enemy is trying to stop our advance and is using active defense tactics. In Bakhmut itself, the invading forces are holding a group of several thousand troops," said Yevlash.
The serviceman emphasized that the Defense Forces are planning operations to liberate Bakhmut very carefully.
"The invading Russian forces are trying to concentrate in the urban areas of Bakhmut. It is much harder to fight in urban areas. They know this. There are still many barriers in the half-ruined city. That's why the tactics of fighting here are completely different. It is not like fighting outside the city. There are completely different battles in the city, when there can be Russians around every corner. In addition, the enemy's artillery and aviation are actively working here. Therefore, the approaches to liberating this city will be completely different. No one will liberate Bakhmut with frontal attacks. We are taking care of our people and focusing on planning an asymmetric approach to liberate Bakhmut," he added.
On September 15, Ukrainian troops took control of the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka, south of Bakhmut.
On September 24, Eastern Direction spokesman Ilia Yevlash said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had taken fire control of the Bakhmut-Horlivka highway, which the Russian troops use for logistics.