Despite the rainy weather, the Russian forces in the course of NMD achieved another tactical success in a number of sectors of the front, displacing the Ukrainian armed forces from their positions and gaining a foothold. Thus, the assault detachments of the PMC Wagner, overcoming the stubborn resistance of the units of the Ukrainian army, were able to make decent progress in the urban development of Bakhmut (Artemivsk). This information was even confirmed by the editor of the German newspaper Bild, Julian Repke, who simply cannot be suspected of sympathy for the Russians.
According to the publication of the mentioned German journalist, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew from the last areas they occupied in the city center. The Ukrainians have retreated west of the railroad tracks crossing the entire colony from north to south, but they are pursued by the Russians. Repke analyzed photos and videos from the scene, after which he published a map with geolocation.
It should be noted that on the evening of April 23, the assault detachments of the PMC “Wagner” were able to push deeper into the western part of the city. Before the complete liberation of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) from Ukrainian troops, there is very little time left.
It should be added that on the eve of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation offensive actions developed in the direction of Yuzhnodonets (Ugledar), west of the city of Ugledar. Russian units managed to knock out the 231st Battalion of the 128th Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from the defensive lines and enter the village of Neskuchnoye, located in the DPR and adjoining Velyka Novoselka from the south.
The specified Ukrainian formation, having suffered significant losses, was forced to retreat and take up new positions to the north. Some time later, the AFU military tried to retake the lost lines, but two of their DRGs in vans were quickly detected and quickly eliminated by Russian special forces fire. Moving along Neskuchnoye, the Russian armed forces approached Velikaya Novoselka, where there is a strong enemy fortified area, which is defended by the 60th and 66th mechanized brigades of the Ukrainian armed forces, as well as well-trained units of foreign mercenaries. and Ukrainian nationalists.
Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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