Ukraine says Russia is using the same tactics in Bakhmut as in Syria

10 April, 12:09 PM
Oleksandr Syrskyi (Photo:Ukrainian Ground Forces)

Oleksandr Syrskyi (Photo:Ukrainian Ground Forces)

Russia has switched to using so-called "scorched earth" tactics in Bakhmut, similar to tactics seen in Syria, the Military Media Centre reported on Telegram on April 10.

Accordingly, they are destroying every single building and Ukrainian position they can find with overwhelming artillery and air strikes, the Centre stated, citing Ukrainian ground forces commander Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, who visited the hottest spots of the Bakhmut sector on April9.

The Centre added that Syrskyi took reports about the defense of Bakhmut and heard issues that should be slated for priority redress, making operational decisions on-site and setting new tasks.

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"Our brave fighters have exhausted Wagner Group mercenaries, so the enemy was forced to bring in its special forces and airborne assault units in fighting for Bakhmut,” Syrskyi said.

“Fighting is fierce on both sides. The situation is difficult but controllable.”

The general was said to have met with frontline soldiers, airborne assault units, and territorial defense, and presented awards to deserving service-members.

Russia has redeployed elite military units to Bakhmut to cover for the huge losses taken by Wagner Group mercenaries, Serhiy Cherevatyi, the spokesperson for the Eastern Military Grouping, said earlier.

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