Russian and Ukrainian military sources unanimously claimed a turning point of the Russian assault on the city of Bakhmut which will soon become Artemovsk (the name of the city in 1924-2016, it became Bakhmut when the Kiev regime launched ideological decommunization of the country).
The fighting is shifting to the center of the city. According to the latest data, clashes are ongoing in the city market area which is located on the western bank of the Bakhmutka river 500 meters to the building of the city administration.
Ukrainian sources reported that the Wagner PMC has transferred reserves and launched a major assault on the center of Bakhmut from three directions. They also confirmed the fighting in the area of the city market, where 7 additional assault groups of the Wagner PMC were reportedly deployed.
According to Ukrainian reports, fierce fighting is also ongoing along Bazarnaya and Independence Streets to the south of the central market on the western bank of the Bakhmutka River.
In the southern Sobachevka district, the main front line lays along Mariupol street. The “Wagnerians” crossed the street. They mopped up the territory of School No. 5 and are now fighting near the bus station.
The Ukrainian military attempts to counter attack to prevent Russian forces from entering the city center.
Ukrainian positions under artillery fire in the city ccenter:
Chechen militants are hiding in apartments in Bakhmut. The head of Chechnya announced a $1 million reward for anyone who could give the exact location of the so-called Chechen battalions named after Dzhokhar Dudaev and Sheikh Mansur:
Wagner assault groups advance with fighting in the ruins:
Meanwhile, Wagner units are approaching from the northern direction.
Wagner fighters took full control of the industrial area in the northern districts of the city. The Artemovsky Metalworking Plant (AZOM) came under Russian control. Wagner sources are yet to officially confirm the reports. There is likely the final stage of the mop up operation in the underground facilities.
“We went unnoticed, the Ukrainian shooter missed us. I heard an enemy group talking behind the wall. I ordered the stormtroopers to come to me, and we joined the battle,” the commander of the PMC assault platoon described the battle in the southern part of the industrial area to the Russian.
Russian media are already working in the area:
From the north-eastern direction, Russian forces crossed the Bakhmutka river. Fighting was confirmed in the large Garage cooperative near the Bakhmut railway station.
The situation is extremely difficult for the Ukrainian military in the south-western district of Bakhmut, where Wagner fighters are approaching Korsunskoho Street. Russian forces took control near the Avangard stadium and approached the monument of the Mig-17 aircraft, which was destroyed by the AFU. The control of the area will cut the road from the city.
While Ukrainian forces are retreating to the western part of the city, in the case of Russian advance from the south-western direction, a large Ukrainian grouping may be surrounded.
Ukrainian servicemen filmed the entrance to the city along Chaikovskoho street:
The road in Khromovo:
In another interview, Wagner fighter claimed that the city is almost surrounded. The only road out of Bakhmut is under heavy artillery fire. Communication with the Ukrainian grouping in the city is carried out with great difficulties, and results in heavy losses of equipment and military personnel.
“Any attempts to dislodge (Russian forces) from their positions, including from the western part of the city, are futile: the Wagner fighters are holding on and not giving up the occupied territories.” – the fighter claimed.
According to him, the only problem is the lack of ammunition, since the offensive operations in the area require large supplies. However, Wagner fighter continue their advance despite any obstacles.
On the outskirts of Bakhmut, the front lines remain almost unchanged.
In the south, Russian forces again approached the Konstantinovka-Chasov Yar-Bakhmut highway south of Ivanovskoye (Krasny).
To the northwest of Bakhmut, fierce battles continue near Orekhovo-Vasilovka and Bogdanovka. US sources reported Russian advance west of Zaliznyanskoe. At the same time, the AFU reportedly pushed Wagner forces away from one of the sections of the E40 Bakhmut-Slavyansk highway.
Fighting is ongoing on the western outskirts of Bakhmut and in Khromovo.
In the Bkahmut area, the Wagner PMC is supported by Russian Airborne troops and other unspecified units of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
Ukrainian servicemen wounded during the TikTok battle:
Losing their positions in the city, the Ukrainian side does not stop exploiting the “Bakhmut-fortress” narrative.
Head of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhny held phone talks with Tony Radakin, head of the British General Staff. Apparently, the public conversation of the top military officials was actively used by the Ukrainian propaganda machine in order to show “London’s unwavering support to Kiev in the fight for its independence”.
“I informed a colleague about the operational situation along the entire front line. The most difficult, on the Bakhmut direction. Thanks to the titanic efforts of the Defense Forces the situation can be stabilized,” – wrote the Ukrainian general after the conversation with his British counterpart.
Zaluzhny likely suggested the upcoming counter offensive of the Ukrainian Army in the Bakhmut region, which has been massively discussed in the Ukrainian and Western media in the recent days.
However, Syrsky, the commander of the AFU Khortytsya grouping, which is operating in the area, was not aware of the Gerasimov’s PR plans to “stabilize the situation”. On the same day, Ukrainian media reported that Syrsky postponed Ukrainian offensive in Bakhmut for two weeks because of the predicted rains next week.
In his turn, Syrsky reportedly sent his best army special forces into the area in an attempt to prevent the almost inevitable loss of the western part of the city.
The ongoing public claims about any exact dates of the Ukrainian counter offensive in Bakhmut should not be taken seriously. Military commanders never declare their plans if they wish to achieve their goal.
Meanwhile, the British media also did not support the optimistic claims made by the Ukrainian officials. Sunday Times reported that “Ukraine is losing from 100 to 200 servicemen a day.” Such losses reportedly may force Ukraine to leave Bakhmut and retreat to the western cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
The head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin recently claimed that the AFU had prepared a large grouping of about 200,000 servicemen which were armed with NATO weapons and military equipment and will take part in the upcoming Ukrainian offensive. According to Yevgeny Prigozhinm, up to 80,000 Ukrainian servicemen are concentrated in the Bakhmut region, including in Konstantinovka, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Chasov Yar, Seversk and Druzhkivka. LINK
The head of the Wagner PMC does not exclude the attempts of the AFU to deblocade the city and called the Russian Defence Ministry to coordinate their efforts to not allow any counter offensive in the region.
Wounded Ukrainian servicemen in Bakhmut:
On the other hand, the International Committee of the Red Cross joined the media battle for Bakhmut. It has recently remembered that “there are still about 10 thousand civilians in Bakhmut”. This media campaign may be aimed to launch some negotiations and force Russian forces to stop the hostilities and secure a humanitarian corridor for the alleged withdrawal of civilians, like the Russian military did a lot of times during the battle for Mariupol. Such reports may be seen as a signal that the NATO and Ukrainian command are likely looking for the ways to keep the thousands of their soldiers out from the Bakhmut grinder. The humanitarian corridor could be a perfect pretext to restore military communication with garrison remaining in the city.
However, the Wagner PMC is unlikely to follow such provocations and stop the advance in the city. Wagner fighters continue evacuate all civilians they can from the war torn city under Ukrainian fire. LINK, LINK
The question is why thousands of civilians were not evacuated from the city before the outbreak of hostilities? Who is responsible for that? And who is taking them hostage today?
MORE ON THE TOPIC:
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- Military Situation In Bakhmut On March 25, 2023 (Map Update)
- Wagner Fighters Took Control Of Zaliznyanskoe Near Bakhmut
Artemovsk will be liberated soon
Why dont You back in time. Before that the Region was Katherine 2 land.
Artemovsk is look like potato, eat potato and drink potato. But of course Im a foreigner.
Looks like it won’t be long before liberation then its onwards and upwards to smash the Nazis.
Hars to hit the nazis. They hardly exist ouside kremlin. And what about the rest? Thats the 80% part of the Ukras.
After this testing new military weapons battle in Bakhmut, Putin will finally start up defending our Slavic brothers in Donbass, Kremlin promised today.
This time its the truth.
I see no new weapons but a lot of museum USSR added some devasating civile killing missiles.
“New” might be old replacers for You with tank drivers named Andropov and Tjernenko.
It will save pension. Soon the Russian men each will be ruled by 2 vomen.
So have we started the New American Civil War yes? no? wtf are we waiting for? one more election fraud?! hurry up!
They have theri problems too. Its very difficult when You think anything You have is best and kept isolated to a country.
But I mainly prefare that. USA are able to decline to find a lower and better level. They have insurrence from the rest of the Western Economics.
Sompared to that Putin now only has zink under his pillow.
France is already looking like area of civil war, Germany is next, then USA. Petrov and Boshirov are already there and training on rail roads like in East Palestine, starting revolution is a peace of cake for them, because people have ~300 million guns and ready to shoot by any reason. Start the revolution now!
human shields not working any more, russia making bakhmut flatter by the day, ukrainan conscripts getting boxed up for the final journey home…
The civile still living in Bakmut are all Russian lovers civilians. They have denied evacuation.
And sure: The famous Wagners and the Russian troops added convicts partly are up against professional milisias.
None expect they go west even they are added bicycles and fishing gear. Much as Putin is told Russia is overpopulated.
In a peace treaty with Biden Putin might get several “mexicans” and Russian can be reformed to grow tequila. he Mexiacans are a perfect emmigrants. The all have big somberos and dont see the rest of the world and hardly there own as well.
Let’s have a look if the supply can be restored and a counteroffensive repelled. Then Russia can celebrate. If Russia can enprision 40.000 of the 80.000 units I would call this a decisive victory.
Im afraid its not like that. We have very few reliable informations and a lot a hide and seek.
Its barking madness to use Yevgeny Prigozhinm as source. The Ukras hide their side better and better and he might be tricked to believe this and that.
I saw a not new Yevgeny Prigozhinm video yesterday. He might be hiding very much himself but has asked for more tropps and T62s or better.
We will see.
Yesterday was in the same level. Zelinsky and an american advicer is not same level at all. Even that they were compared with same kind of stars.
Both are no commanders of the Ukrainian military forces. Zelisky can demand attacks and defences, but listen to the many miliaries as well. So far the main parts has said wait until we get some more hard stuff.
Fx Hitler demanded a delay for a big Kursk Battle in need of more tanks. It might be wrong or right. But he lost because the enemy were well prepared and armed.
By that he had almost no hard stuff defence left.
New Russian Oligarisme is based on vertical funerals for Wagners.
The ukras loose many too.
And Prigozhin is like the weatherrapports here. For sure the Ukras makes new troops and for sure many of them will be well armed.
Yesterday it was cold rain, some snow and even a few hours of sunshine. When it was sunny people walked their dogs extra.
Pomaly, ale zato istotne sa kotol mení na kotlík. Tí ktorí v ňom uviaznu, by mali už mať napísané testamenty!!! Tých ktorí bojujú do konca, by som nebral do zajatia. Zbytočne!!! Mali možnosť sa vzdať, nevyužili ju. Tak teraz budú niesť následky. Bolo to ich slobodné rozhodnutie.
If you are mugged in the street, kidnapped and sent straight to the front, and you don’t want to die, your only choice is fight or surrender. But if you try to surrender, your commander will execute you. Is that what you call free choice? From the Russian point of view, kill them all, but spare those who lay down their arms. Any who have participated in war crimes will face Russian justice.
141 countries in UN says the turning point should be leaving Ukraine.
85% of the world say that Denmark is a land of cunts.
And those cunts are as well again 85% fucking ugly
Nyivka-Raskelyezhanka, zasmrdlyivka, offroadovka -Raspizdivka, Razvaljotka Koljektivna, enko dokoljenko bezobrazov bezglavov, Usranovka, blyatnyivkaaaayaaa!
so how does someone claim the 1$ reward? should be possible to geolocate that place
As soon as Chinese vicious fake peace talks are forgotten, the fighting intensity increase again.. About one month was lost thanks to China.. China is a real good friend..
I only think w my anus
I would think that the Russian forces want to end this turkey shoot before zelensky sends in more turkey’s. Ukrainian units being abandoned by their commanding officers who then send these soldiers into battle with no communications and light weapons and no plans for retreat or evacuation in case of a medical emergency.
The Ukrainian soldiers are being used by the US/nato as fodder and it’s starting to become widely known. Expect a collapse of the Ukrainian military. I guess the US/nato face will be saved by the Poles, lol.:)
Civilians, 2k to 5k. Military (Kiev) less than 10k. The city is falling.
The city is not falling, it is being liberated
“Thanks to the titanic efforts of the Defense Forces the situation can be stabilized,” – wrote the Ukrainian general after the conversation with his British counterpart.”
The island monkeys from Pirate Rock did a great job of “stabiliZing the situation” the last time their “titanic efforts” met up with a chunk of ice in the Atlantic, I dare say.
Z and lots of it until the angloZionaZi empire of shit is flUShed for all eternity.
Real Russian Turning Points
1. losing in Afghanistan
2. destroying all of Syria
3. deatroying all of jewkraine
4. killing themselves in the millions after jewish victory day (for bullshitviks).
Es la mejor oportunidad para que Rusia se haga con el dominio completo de la ciudad de Bakhmut, con la ayuda del PMC Wagner y las Fuerzas Rusas y con la utilización de municiones termobaricas del TOS 1 Buratino que sirven para limpiar posiciones Ucranianas atrincheradas en la ciudad, también Rusia debe hacer uso masivo de municiones merodeadores y drones kamikazes. Otra de las armas a utilizar en esta lucha urbana es el UR77 que puede utilizarse contra las posiciones Ucranianas atrincheradas en la ciudad.
To celebrate the capture of Bakhmut ( Artemovsk) by the Wagner boys I think it is appropriate to accompany the video reporting here with some symfonic Wagner music. This will feed the spirits of the more culturally inclined better than this this fucking house music.
Aleppo yesterday, Bakhmut today. The West losing is the only thing you can be sure of when the West gets involved in any kind of conflict.