Ukrainian forces have gains in Klishchiivka area near Bakhmut - ISW
On September 29, Ukrainian troops continued offensive operations in the Bakhmut area and advance in the area of Klishchiivka
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports.
It is noted that a Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces captured a height near Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut) on an unspecified date. Russian milbloggers claimed that heavy fighting continues near Klishchiivka, Andriivka (10km southwest of Bakhmut), and Kurdyumivka (13km southwest of Bakhmut).
On September 29, Russian forces continued limited counterattacks in the Bakhmut area, but did not make any confirmed gains. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack near Klishchiivka.
A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces unsuccessfully counterattacked near Andriivka, Klishchiivka, and Hryhorivka (8km northwest of Bakhmut). Another milblogger claimed that Russian forces have regrouped near Klishchiivka and plan to recapture the settlement, but these Russian forces likely currently lack the combat capabilities necessary to do so.
On September 15, Ukrainian troops took control of the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriyivka south of Bakhmut.
On September 24, Eastern Direction spokesman Ilya Yevlash said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had taken fire control of the Bakhmut-Horlivka highway, which the Russian occupiers use for logistics. Later, the artillery brigade's spokesperson told how the Russian enemy had changed the logistics in the Bakhmut direction.
The day before, the press service of the Eastern Military Group stated that Russia was deploying all its forces to recapture the lost positions near Klishchiivka and Andriivka.