According to a soldier of the 5th separate assault brigade, Yuriy Sirotyuk, the Ukrainian army is gradually moving forward, liberating the Ukrainian land meter by meter.
Last week there was a peak of fighting for the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, now the intensity of Russian attacks has decreased. On Saturday, March 18, a soldier-grenade launcher of the 5th separate assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Sirotyuk with the call sign “Mamai” spoke about this on the air of the national telethon.
“It seems to me that last week was the peak of their attacks, it was just Armageddon. There were round-the-clock skirmishing battles, they increased the use of aviation. We shot down this offensive fuse of the enemy, there was a slight stabilization. Yesterday the enemy went on the attack again. last week. It seems to me that we have passed the peak. Russia is depleted in this direction. Without fresh forces, without replenishment, it seems to me that they will not be able to achieve any success here, “Sirotyuk said.
According to the Ukrainian defender, in Bakhmut, the Defense Forces manage to move forward little by little – after each enemy attack, the Ukrainian army counterattacks, thanks to which it is possible to liberate Ukrainian land meter by meter.
“Mamai” also said that near Bakhmut, the mercenaries of the PMC “Wagner” are suffering huge losses, so they were reinforced with regular units of the Russian Armed Forces. Now the advantage of the “Wagnerites” in manpower is approximately 5 to 1.
“They are still Wagnerites. There is information that they are being reinforced by regular Russian military units. The story of the “Wagnerites” will end ingloriously in Bakhmut by throwing “the best private army” at the Ukrainian regional center, as Prigozhin says, they did not capture the regional center either, and lost their army “, Sirotyuk summed up.
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The British newspaper The Guardian wrote on March 17, citing an anonymous NATO official, that Russia is losing between 1,200 and 1,500 soldiers daily during the current offensive, mostly in Bakhmut. The ratio of killed and wounded is one to three.
The ratio of killed and wounded Russians in the battles for Bakhmut is one to three
We also recall that on March 17 it was reported that in the Bakhmut area near Chasovoy Yar, despite a head wound, the commander of the special forces group, Peter “Kharkov”, continued the battle and emerged victorious. The fighter threw two grenades into the enemy dugout and opened fire from small arms.
Also on March 17, Ukrainian border guards repulsed the attack of the Russians in Bakhmut and destroyed 8 mercenaries of the Wagner PMC.
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