Top Ukrainian commander visits positions near Bakhmut, denies Russia's claims of capture

3 April, 07:55 PM
Oleksandr Syrskyi (Photo:Сирський/Telegram)

Oleksandr Syrskyi (Photo:Сирський/Telegram)

Ukrainian units remain committed to defending Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi, said in a Telegram post on April 3, refuting Moscow’s claims of capturing the city.

Syrskyi said he met with soldiers and commanders in the area, "who have debunked the myth of the invincibility of Wagner mercenaries and Russian paratroopers."

"The enemy is weakening and trying to cover up their failure with new fakes about the capture of Bakhmut," he stressed.

“But the truth is that the successful work of the Armed Forces of Ukraine refutes all the efforts of Russian propagandists.”

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Earlier, Ukraine’s Operational Command East spokesman Serhiy Cherevatyi said that Russian forces are "very far" from capturing Bakhmut, despite Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin claiming the city was in Russian hands.

According to the General Staff, as of the morning of April 3, the Russian army is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka axes in Donbas.

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