Russia’s occupation forces conducted numerous attacks near Bakhmut, unsuccessfully trying to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops in several areas, Eastern Group of Forces commander, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said on May 1, according to the Military Media Center.
He had visited several frontline areas the day before to present awards to the defenders of Bakhmut. Intense fighting continues in Bakhmut, with the Russians making every effort to advance and "paying heed to nothing," said Syrskyi.
"Despite significant losses, new assault groups of Wagner, fighters from other private companies, and paratroopers are constantly rushing into the battle," said the general.
“However, the enemy fails to take control of the town. The situation is quite complicated. At the same time, in some parts of the town, the enemy was counterattacked by our units and abandoned some positions.”
Ukrainian troops have repelled numerous assaults near Lyman in recent days, as attempts to seize positions have failed. Enemy troops suffered losses, and Ukraine captured 10 Russian soldiers, he added.
Bakhmut and Maryinka remain the epicenter of fighting as of the morning of May 1, said the General Staff.
The National Guard has said that close combat urban street fighting continues to define the fighting in Bakhmut.
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