Urban fighting through eyes of soldiers – video
Special Operations Forces fighters showed street fighting in Bakhmut (Photo:REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
Special Operations Forces soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have shared on the Facebook page of their command a video showing the fierce street fighting currently going on in the front-line town of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast.
“The video footage shows only a small portion of the work done by our soldiers in the city that can be shown publicly, as the battle for the city continues,” the captioning of the video reads.
Western officials on April 5 stated that Russian forces had made “very slow progress” in Bakhmut over the last six months, despite deploying a large number of soldiers and suffering huge losses.
Earlier, spokesperson for Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Eastern Group, Colonel Serhiy Cherevaty, stated on April 3 that the Russian occupation forces are “far” from capturing Bakhmut, despite claims by the leader of the Wagner Group PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, that they had already done so.
The Ukrainian ground forces commander, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, stated that he is constantly working with units carrying out tasks in the Bakhmut direction, refuting the Russian fake about the “capture” of the city.
According to the U.S. think tank Institute for the Studies of War, as of April 3, Wagner PMC mercenaries had likely captured the building of the Bakhmut City Administration and would continue their attempts to consolidate control over the central part of the city, where fierce fighting continues.
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