The activity of the Russian occupation troops and their offensive actions in the Bakhmut direction have remained low for several days. Thus, over the past day, May 30, the Russian army did not conduct offensive operations on this sector of the front.
This was reported at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Analysts, citing Ukrainian The General Staff reported that Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said that Russian troops are replacing and regrouping forces in the Bakhmut sector, and meanwhile Ukrainian forces are focused on other tasks, and therefore have not advanced on the northern and southern outskirts of Bakhmut for several days.
In turn, the spokesman of the Eastern Group of Forces, Colonel Serhiy Cherevatyi, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the offensive potential of Wagner. According to him, in recent days there have been only two or three hostilities in the Bakhmut sector, and on May 30 there were no clashes. However, some Russian sources claim that Ukrainian forces conducted limited counterattacks.
Vadim Astafyev, a spokesman for Russia's Southern Group of Forces, claimed that Russian forces had repelled three Ukrainian ground attacks in the Soledar-Bakhmut direction. Meanwhile, one Russian military blogger claimed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had counterattacks in the area of Andriivka and Klishchiivka, which are located within 7km south of Bakhmut). He also alleged that Russian forces had carried out unsuccessful attacks near Ivanivske (6km west of Bakhmut) and Orikhovo-Vasylivka (11km north-west of Bakhmut).
The situation in Buhmut. ISW battle map.
Recall that on May 30, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian army for the day did not advance in any direction where it tried to conduct an offensive. The Ukrainian military continues to control the southwestern outskirts of Bakhmut.
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