Yesterday, not at all in a military way, the decision of the Stavka to continue the defense of Bakhmut was publicly announced. The President personally said this when addressing the people. Usually this is not done. The decisions of the Headquarters, the General Staff, and other headquarters are classified as “secret” or “top secret” because war is not only troops, tanks, artillery, but also military cunning, secrecy.
But Bakhmut is a completely different case. Bakhmut has long been a symbol of the courage and resilience of Ukrainian soldiers. The situation there is very difficult, the losses on both sides are huge, and this fortress no longer has military value for us, unless some kind of secret military operation is being prepared, in which the defense of Bakhmut plays a key role.
In any case, it would be right if one of the participants in the Stavka meeting, who voted for the continuation of the defense of Bakhmut, personally leads this work. Personally, by their personal presence in the city, their experience, their knowledge, their connections and opportunities, their call to fight for every house, every street.
Since the question of Bakhmut’s defense has become public, political, the answer to it must correspond to the high status of the decision. There is no doubt that we will win this battle. Especially if it is led by commanders.
The situation in Bakhmut: the enemy captured the eastern part of the city up to the Bakhmutka River
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