Ukrainian troops reportedly retreated in Bakhmut after being hit by Russian artillery in 48 hours. Photos/Illustrations
LONDON – Ministry of Defense English in its daily intelligence briefing claims that troops Ukraine were forced to retreat in order from the territory they controlled in Bakhmut.
In the last two days there has been an intense artillery bombardment of troops Russia in that much contested city.
“Russia has revived its offensive on the town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region as Russian ministry forces and the Wagner group have increased cooperation,” the UK Ministry of Defense wrote in a post on Twitter.
“Ukrainian defenses still control the western district of the city but have been subjected to very intense Russian artillery fire during the previous 48 hours,” the post continued.
According to the ministry, Wagner strike groups continued to make the main advance through the city center, while Russian airborne troops had relieved several Wagner units securing the northern and southern flanks of the operation.
“Ukrainian forces face significant supply problems but have been making regular withdrawals from positions they are forced to admit,” the UK Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
However, these claims cannot be independently verified.