The timing of the Ukrainian attack on a Russian arms depot outside Bakhmut

The Ukrainian army released images captured by drones showing the explosion of a Russian missile depot in a village near Bakhmutas kyiv forces celebrate recent advances in the area.

The agency Reuters could confirm that it was Paraskoviivka by the roads, houses and vegetation seen in the video, which matched the satellite imagery of the area.

Paraskoviivka lies just north of the beleaguered city of Bakhmut. It was in February that the Russian Ministry of Defense assured that the town was “completely liberated” by volunteer soldiers aided by regular troops, paratroopers and artillery. Three months later, Ukraine recovers positions.

kyiv on Monday celebrated its first substantial battlefield gains in six months.

Since last week, the Ukrainian army has begun pushing back Russian forces on the battlefield in and around the city of Bakhmut, his first significant offensive operations since his troops recaptured the southern city of Kherson in November.

The explosion in the village occupied by Russian troops (45TH SEPARATE ARTILLERY BRIGADE/)

“The advance of our troops along the Bakhmut direction is the first success of the offensive actions in the defense of Bakhmut,” Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, commander of the ground forces, said in a statement on the messaging app. Telegram.

For his part, The Russian Defense Ministry admitted on Tuesday that its troops are on the defensive outside the Bakhmut stronghold.. In his daily report, the military spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, stressed that “the most complicated situation” takes place in the area of ​​the town of Krásnoye (Ivanivske), which is located southwest of Bakhmut.

Russian units have repulsed up to a dozen attacks by the enemy army in the last 24 hours. Krasnoyewhere the Russian aviation would have destroyed an access road for the Ukrainian reinforcements, he specified.

the ukrainians they would also be pushing in Chasiv Yar and Bohdanivkapositions constantly bombarded by Russian planes.

Konashenkov also highlighted that the Russian assault units, alluding to the mercenaries of the Wagner groupcontinue their offensive operations within the city of Bakhmut itself, specifically in the western part, where the last Ukrainian defenders resist.

“We see that in Artiomovsk (as the Russians call Bakhmut) the situation is tense, but fewer and fewer tall buildings are controlled by Ukrainian armed formations,” Denis Pushilin, Moscow-imposed interim leader in the Donetsk region, said Tuesday. , to the Russian television channel Soloviov Live.

According to the head of the Wagner Group mercenaries, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Ukrainian troops hold only two small sectors, in the west and south-west of Bakhmut.

At the same time, Wagner’s chief admitted problems on the flanks, defended by regular Russian troops.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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