"There is progress on the flanks every day, but more patience is needed": the Ministry of Defence spoke about the offensive in the Bakhmut sector
Every day, the Ukrainian defence forces are gradually but steadily advancing along the flanks in the Bakhmut sector. The defenders did not enter Bakhmut itself - the city has a well-developed system of fortifications and strongholds occupied by the enemy, so its liberation will require a little more effort and patience.
This was reported by Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Hanna Maliar on 27 June. According to her, the offensive in the Bakhmut sector has been going on for four days.
"Our defenders are advancing on the flanks every day. It is gradual but steady. As of today, they have not entered the city of Bakhmut," Maliar wrote on her Telegram channel.
The official added that when planning the offensive in the east, Ukrainian soldiers took into account the disagreements between the Wagner PMC and the authorities in Russia.
Maliar also explained that the de-occupation of the territories in the Bakhmut area "has its own peculiarity, which complicates the process":
"The area of Bakhmut and its suburbs has a developed system of engineering fortifications and an extensive network of strongholds. All of this was once prepared by our military and local authorities for defence, which is what helped to hold it for so long. But now these fortifications and strongholds are occupied by the enemy, so it will take a little more effort and patience to liberate these lands."
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on the 489th day of the war, the occupiers are focusing their efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut and Maryinka directions. In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy launched an unsuccessful attack in the direction of Bohdanivka.
- The Ukrainian Armed Forces addressed the occupants in the Bakhmut sector. Using loudspeakers, they called on them to return home as long as they were still safe.
- The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed an entire enemy battalion near Bakhmut. At least 30 Russian servicemen became "two hundredths", some escaped, others were taken prisoner.