ISW: AFU advances in the Bakhmut direction. Map
The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the area of Bakhmut and have recently made advances. In particular, the Armed Forces managed to capture a height near Klishchiivka.
This was reported by analysts of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Fierce fighting is also taking place near Klishchiivka, Andriivka and Kurdiumivka.
Ukrainian troops also attempted to attack near Kurdiumivka and tried to cut the railroad track that runs through the village. A Kremlin-linked blogger claimed that Ukrainian forces temporarily cut the railroad track near Klishchiivka on September 28, but then Russian forces repelled them and pushed them west of the track.
Russian troops conducted limited counterattacks in the area of Bakhmut but were unsuccessful. Thus, the Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian attack near Klishchiivka. A Russian blogger claimed that Russian forces failed to successfully counterattack near Andriivka, Klishchiivka, and Hryhorivka (located 8 km northwest of Bakhmut).
Another blogger claimed that Russian troops had regrouped near Klishchiivka and intended to capture the settlement. However, Russian forces probably do not have enough combat resources to carry out such an operation.
A Russian blogger reported that the 88th Brigade (2nd Army Corps of the so-called "LPR") replaced the 85th Motorized Rifle Brigade (2nd Army Corps of the "LPR") during a rotation in the Bakhmut area.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, a Ukrainian sniper from the "Ghost" group eliminated a Russian occupier from a distance of 800 meters. The fighter of the Separate Presidential Brigade killed the enemy with a Ukrainian-made UAR-10 rifle.
Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian defenders inflicted further losses on the army of the aggressor country Russia. Soldiers of the 101st Separate Territorial Defense Brigade destroyed a Russian Murom-M surveillance complex. They did it with the help of an FPV drone.