The situation in Bakhmut is far “worse” than “officially reported” and Ukrainian soldiers are “dying to win” as the Russian’s have “made the biggest advance.”
A Ukrainian soldier told CNN that there are serious difficulties in all directions as Russian forces are advancing.
The fighter who remained anonymous told CNN, “The situation in Bakhmut is very difficult now. It is much worse than officially reported.
“We should add another 100% difficulty to the official reports. In all directions. Especially in the northern direction, where the orcs [Russian troops] have made the biggest advance.”
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He added, “The city will be defended until the end, no matter what.
“We all understand that we are holding on and dying to win time for a counteroffensive in the spring. We cannot give up every city without a fight.”
Should Russian troops take control of the salt mining city this would provide Moscow with an enormous boost which could then pave the way to re-take control of the Donetsk region.
The battle for Bakhmut is one of the bloodiest of the war so far and a Ukrainian commander warned the situation is “very tense” as Russian forces have upped their attacks.
The commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi said that Russian forces are trying to cut off supply lines to Bakhmut in an attempt to either get Ukrainian troops to withdraw or surrender.
Russian forces are also trying to encircle the city and Syrskyi said, “Despite significant losses, the enemy threw in the most prepared assault units of Wagner, who are trying to break through the defences of our troops and surround the city.”
Moscow have bolstered their troops in the contested area of Bakhmut where Ukrainian troops are “repelling more than 60 enemy attacks” a day.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the situation in Bakhmut is “getting more complicated.”
President Zelensky added, “The enemy is constantly destroying everything that can be used to protect our positions,” and called his soldiers as the “real heroes.”