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Feb. 1 () –
The Ukrainian authorities have reported this Wednesday that they have managed to repel another attack by Russian forces in the vicinity of the city of Bakhmut, which according to the Russian Army they are trying to “encircle” as part of their operations as the war progresses. territory invasion.
“The situation is stable, there are artillery attacks daily. They have tried to break through our positions, but we have repelled the attacks and now they are withdrawing from some areas. Things are more or less calm,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said. in your Telegram account.
Likewise, the Army has highlighted that the Russian Armed Forces have “reduced their offensive dynamics compared to the previous month.” “Ukrainian soldiers, on the other hand, are holding their front line, suppressing any attempt by Russian infantry to break through the area,” he asserted. In addition, he has indicated that the Ukrainian troops have managed to “neutralize a group of enemies” on the outskirts of Bakhmut.
For their part, the Russian forces have indicated that they are continuing with their operations to “encircle Bakhmut” and have assured that the military “are getting closer and closer”, as explained by the adviser to the pro-Russian authorities in Donetsk, Yan Gagin, in statements collected by the TASS news agency.
“Right now there are battles in the area to gain control of the main Bakhmut highway because it is the only artery through which Ukraine can deliver supplies to its people,” he said.
In this sense, he has pointed out that the area is under attack and that the Ukrainian columns have already been hit. “We are confident that soon this route will fall into the hands of the Russian forces,” he said.