Top Ukrainian General: Continued Clashes in Bakhmut

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The Ukrainian army continues to fight in Bakhmut, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi - Commander of the Ukrainian Army - said.

A building in Bakhmut was destroyed by conflict (photo: Reuters)

On June 4, Oleksandr Syrskyi said that although the intensity of the fighting has decreased, the Ukrainian army is still fighting in Bakhmut.

"The enemy suffered significant losses in Bakhmut," Syrskyi wrote on Telegram after a visit to Ukrainian troops in Donetsk.

"Ukrainian forces continue to fight," Syrskyi stressed.

Mr. Syrskyi - Commander of the Ukrainian Army - is one of Kyiv's most influential military commanders.

In an interview with Ukrainska Pravda (a Ukrainian newspaper) on June 1, Syrskyi said that the Ukrainian army's attacks on the two flanks of Bakhmut had been suspended.

"For the past few days, the attacks on the two flanks of Bakhmut have been suspended. Many other important tasks are being carried out in the city," Syrskyi said.

On June 4, the General Staff of Ukraine announced that the Russian military launched two offensive operations around Bakhmut but was repelled. The Russian army also organized air strikes and heavy artillery shelling on the positions of Ukrainian forces.

Russian artillery fire in Donetsk (photo: TASS)

In 24 hours, about 23 clashes occurred in Donetsk, concentrated mainly near the city of Bakhmut and the Lugansk region, according to the General Staff of Ukraine.

On June 3, Yevgeny Prigozhin - leader of Wagner forces - announced that 99% of Wagner soldiers had withdrawn from Bakhmut. Wagner's positions were handed over to the Russian army.

On June 4, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the country's military had "used high-precision weapons" to attack Ukrainian military airports.

"The enemy's command posts, a radar station, aviation equipment, weapons depots, and ammunition depots were attacked," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Yuriy Ignat - spokesman for the Air Force of Ukraine - confirmed that missiles attacked an airbase near the city of Kropyvnytskyi (Central Ukraine).

"Six missiles and five suicide drones were launched," Ignat said.

"We were not able to intercept them all. Four missiles were shot down. The remaining two missiles hit an active base near Kropyvnytskyi," Ignat said.

Source from the Internet

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