Ukraine deals “crushing blow” to Russian soldiers in Bakhmut

Ukraine has dealt a “crushing blow” to Russian ground forces in Bakhmut. This reports the German news website with reference to a corresponding Telegram post by Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, commander of Ukrainian ground forces.

According to the report, Ukrainian soldiers would continue to advance on the front line near Bakhmut. “The soldiers are constantly destroying Russian equipment and manpower.” The 22nd Separate Mechanized Brigade was deployed on the ground, he said. A BM-21 “Grad” missile system had delivered a devastating blow to enemy infantry. To back up the statement, Syrskyi posted a video to the post. “Combat operations continue,” Syrskyi concludes at the end of his report.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image: Presidential Executive Office of Russia, Visit to joint staff of military branches involved in special military operation 04, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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