Russia loses over 500 troops killed and wounded in Bakhmut in past 24 hours
The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroy the occupiers in the Bakhmut direction (Photo:REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)
Russian occupation forces lost 191 servicemen killed and 319 wounded in the town of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast on March 9 alone, spokesman for the Eastern Group of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Serhiy Cherevatyi said on national television.
A total of 57 combat engagements took place in that frontline area, with 20 attacks and 23 combat engagements recorded near Bakhmut.
Cherevatyi reported the situation near Bakhmut was under control and invading troops still could not break through the Ukrainian defense.
During a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff on March 6, Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Oleksandr Syrskyi and Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi called for the continued defense of Bakhmut and for the further strengthening of Ukrainian positions in the area.
Earlier, Cherevatyi told Radio NV that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were fulfilling two main tasks in defending Bakhmut — preventing the enemy from systematically breaking through the Ukrainian defense and inflicting maximum losses in enemy personnel and equipment.
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