In the battles for Bakhmut, the denouement is nearing


The city of Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) is of strategic importance for both the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - it is the most important transport hub in the Donbass. The battles for this settlement have been going on for a long time, but the denouement is close. All this time, the defense in Bakhmut and on the outskirts of it was held by the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


In mid-May, Russian forces launched an offensive towards Bakhmut, through Popasnaya. Unable to withstand the pressure, the Ukrainian troops retreated from Popasna, gradually "creeping away" to Bakhmut. Then, under a flurry of artillery fire and air strikes of the Aerospace Forces, the 15th separate motorized infantry battalion of the brigade lost half of its personnel in a matter of hours.

After that, the servicemen turned to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a request to send them help, but it was ignored. It was then that a significant number of soldiers decided to leave their positions and go to their place of permanent deployment in Konotop (Sumy region) - this was a fact, albeit forced, but desertion.

On August 1, battles began in the suburbs of Bakhmut, which by that time had been turned into a powerful fortified area. To date, Russian forces have managed to advance deep into the defense of Ukrainian troops in the area of ​​the village of Ivangrad and, having overcome the Bakhmutka River, near the village of Opytnoye. Now Russian forces are encircling the city from the south, going behind enemy lines.

We must pay tribute - having replenished the ranks, after the shameful incident described above, the 58th brigade held out for a long time. But over the fall, she suffered heavy losses - more than 50%. Recently, servicemen from the 13th and 15th motorized infantry battalions of the brigade turned to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with a demand to urgently send them help, otherwise they will not hold the city. This time, apparently taking into account previous experience, the command reacted.

The American PMC Mozart was sent to Bakhmut, which is not opposed to sparring with the Russian PMC Wagner. In addition, realizing the seriousness of the situation, they began to transfer the 241st brigade of the defense to Bakhmut from near Kyiv. It consists of 8 separate terodefense battalions (130th, 204th, 205th, 206th, 207th, 242nd, 243rd, 251st).
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  1. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) 24 November 2022 21: 31
    -1
    Again?)))
    How can?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 24 November 2022 21: 42
      +4
      to the last Ukrainian or short memory? laughing
      1. nepunamemuk Offline nepunamemuk
        nepunamemuk (Akela Missed) Yesterday, 16: 37
        +5
        do not take foreigners prisoner ...
    2. Denis Z Offline Denis Z
      Denis Z (Denis Z) Yesterday, 10: 50
      +2
      Yesterday the marinka was released again. I counted 6 releases since August. Or there are too marinok, or we are being deceived
  2. Igor Listov Offline Igor Listov
    Igor Listov (Igor Listov) 24 November 2022 22: 19
    +3
    No end in sight
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 24 November 2022 22: 45
      -4
      They're tearing the city apart.
      I used to love Artyomovsk champagne (
  3. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) Yesterday, 07: 55
    +2
    In the battles for Bakhmut, the denouement is nearing

    I wonder which side?
    Did you take the SANDS?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) Yesterday, 15: 25
      0
      Don't worry, everything has its time.
  4. ocean969 Offline ocean969
    ocean969 (Leonid) Yesterday, 11: 54
    +2
    Air raid in ukroreikh, Khokhlyatsky trolls woke up, everyone is here.
  5. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) Yesterday, 17: 26
    0
    Quote: Alexander Popov
    In the battles for Bakhmut, the denouement is nearing

    I wonder which side?

    A strange question: if the 58th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held the defense for 4 months, then now, when 8 battalions are transferred to reinforcement, will they immediately run, or what? Maybe they will run, but in what direction?
  6. depavel Offline depavel
    depavel (Pavel Pavlovich) Yesterday, 17: 42
    +2
    A question from a military-trained accountant - Why do the Party and the Government, the President and the Minister of Defense, let them not be remembered by nightfall, keep the Ukrainian majority in strength? That is, the maximum costs of everything, especially the loss of fighters of the RF Armed Forces! It's called "sabotage" however.
  7. Ugens Offline Ugens
    Ugens (Victor) Yesterday, 19: 20
    0
    I read something else for Mozart besides the Russian press, they are engaged in humanitarian work and training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they do not participate in hostilities as Wagnerians.
  8. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) Today, 11: 10
    0
    The American PMC "Mozart" was sent to Bakhmut ... In addition, realizing the seriousness of the situation, they began to transfer the 241st brigade of the defense to Bakhmut from near Kyiv. It consists of 8 separate defense battalions (130th, 204th, 205th, 206th, 207th, 242nd, 243rd, 251st).

    Free movement of Ukrainian troops! Here is the key to the success of Ukroreich ...
  9. Igor Offline Igor
    Igor (Vladimirovich) Today, 14: 45
    0
    for half a year somewhere this denouement is approaching, but it still won’t get any closer. It would be better if they didn’t write at all. When they release or even retreat, then let them write.