The British Ministry of Defense considered Saturday that the past four days witnessed a “poorly organized withdrawal”. to the Russian forces From its locations in the southern wing of operations in Bakhmut In the east of the country, while a senior official in the Ukrainian army confirmed that Kiev forces are advancing towards parts of the front line with Russian forces near the city.
Britain said in its daily intelligence bulletin that the withdrawal enabled Ukrainian forces to regain at least a kilometer of territory. “The area has some tactical importance because it was a Russian starting point on the western side of the Donets-Donbass channel, which represents the front line in some areas of the Strip,” she added.
In turn, the commander of the Ukrainian Land Forces, Oleksandr Sersky, said on social media: “Our soldiers are advancing in some areas of the front, and the enemy is recording losses in numbers and equipment.”
On the other hand, at least two people were killed on Saturday, while ten others, including children, were wounded, as a result of Russian bombing of the city of Kostyantynivka, near Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, according to a statement by the Ukrainian Prosecution Office on Telegram, adding that the injured “were transferred to the hospital.”
The city of Kostyantynivka, which was inhabited by 70,000 people before the war, is located near the front line in the Ukrainian Donbass basin, which Moscow is trying to control. The city is subjected to frequent bombing by the Russian army.