The army is trying to extend control over more, while the Kiev forces continue to resist with military and logistical support from the West.
In the latest field developments, the Russian forces in Bakhmut took control of the entire industrial area, and the pro-Russian Donetsk authorities confirmed that the Russian forces were advancing in the Avdiivka axis.
On the ground, the former commander of the Ukrainian Aidar battalion, stated that the Russian units surrounded Bakhmut almost completely.
According to him, the Russian army has made significant progress in the vicinity of Avdiivka, on parallel, Wagner group completely took control of the Bakhmut metalworking factory.
Bakhmut (Artyomovsk), for which fierce battles are taking place, is located in the Kiev-controlled part of the Donetsk People’s Republic, to the north of the city of Gorlovka, and it is an important logistical center for transporting supplies to the Ukrainian group of forces in Donbas.