Russians fail to break through defense in Bakhmut direction – Eastern Grouping Spokesperson

12.01.2023

As of January 12, 2023, fierce battles are raging in the Donetsk region’s city of Soledar. Ukraine’s artillery units destroyed over 100 Russian occupiers. Forty-two clashes have taken place in the past 24 hours.

The relevant statement was made by Spokesperson for the Eastern Grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhii Cherevatyi during a nationwide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“In Soledar, hostilities are underway. The enemy focused the main efforts there, primarily the most prepared units of the organized criminal gang, the so-called Wagner Group, and other Russian units reinforcing it. The enemy is continuously launching strikes. In the past 24 hours, 91 artillery strikes have been launched on Soledar itself. Meanwhile, our artillery units focused efforts on pushing the enemy back as much as possible. With artillery and missiles, over 100 [Russian – Ed.] occupiers have been eliminated in the past 24 hours. Generally, in the Bakhmut direction, enemy troops are trying to seize the initiative, making continuous assault attempts, but they are failing to break our defense and reach the rear,” Cherevatyi told.

In his words, 355 military clashes have occurred in the eastern direction over the past week. Forty-two clashes have taken place in the Bakhmut direction in the past 24 hours.

Unfortunately, Russian troops can still receive ammunition supplies. But, Ukraine’s Defense Forces are working to increasingly disrupt enemy logistics. Now, Russian invaders are forced to deliver ammunition supplies from further positions, as Ukrainian forces destroy their field depots with artillery.

According to Cherevatyi, the enemy may occasionally achieve tactical successes, but heavy losses are leading to a systemic crisis in the invaders’ warfare.

One comment

  1. “Unfortunately, Russian troops can still receive ammunition supplies.”

    ATACMS should’ve been sent months ago already, then such things wouldn’t happen. The war could be over.

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