The Ukrainian forces stationed outside the city of Bakhmut have managed to hold off Russian units to deliver much-needed ammunition, food, gear, and medicines to the defenders inside the city. According to a military spokesperson, Serhiy Cherevaty, Ukrainian scouts and counter-artillery fire have been instrumental in keeping some roads open into the city.
Despite months of fighting and repeated assaults by Russian forces, the Ukrainian army claims to have inflicted heavy casualties on Friday. They report having killed 193 Russians and injured 199 others during the course of the fighting. Additionally, pro-Kyiv forces managed to shoot down two Russian drones and destroy five enemy ammunition depots.
Bakhmut has been largely destroyed during the ongoing conflict, which began in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. The eastern Ukrainian city has been a hotspot of violence between Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces.
The Ukrainian forces’ success in holding off Russian units and delivering supplies to the defenders in Bakhmut is a significant development in the ongoing conflict. It highlights the importance of proper supply lines and logistics in any military campaign.