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Russia loses 244 more soldiers in Bakhmut, searches for reserves

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 16:59
Russia loses 244 more soldiers in Bakhmut, searches for reserves

The Russian army has suffered more losses in the battle for Bakhmut; during the day, 244 occupiers were killed, 315 more were injured. The Russians are already searching for reserves to replenish the lost units. 

Source: Serhii Cherevatyi, the spokesman of the Eastern grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on the air of national 24/7 newscast 

Details: According to him, 9 more skirmishes took place in Bakhmut in the course of the last 24 hours; the Russians have also carried out 26 strikes on the positions of Ukrainian forces. 

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Quote: "They [the Russians – ed.] are now searching for reserves, they are already deploying those who were instructors, those who were on the command posts, the ones they valued." 

Details: Cherevaty reported that the Wagner Group mercenaries are also helped by the regular army of the Russian Federation, airborne and infantry units, as well as artillery and aviation.

The spokesman of the Eastern grouping said that the current task of the Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut is to "deplete the combat potential of the enemy" and prepare approaches for reinforcements, which are currently undergoing combat training and "mastering new equipment."

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Cherevaty is sure that new Ukrainian units will be able to "thwart the enemy back".

Background: 

  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine have repeatedly emphasised that the Russians do not count with the losses on the Bakhmut front.
  • In particular, on 6 February, CNN, citing NATO intelligence, reported that the Russian occupiers lost five times more soldiers in the battles for Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast than the Ukrainian defenders did.

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