Deputy Commander of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Major Rodion Kudryashov, said that due to significant losses in the Bakhmut direction, the enemy has already changed more than one brigade and unit.
He said this on the air of the Espresso TV channel.
"The enemy can withstand the dynamics that are now being imposed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine only by using its advantages, namely the advantage in a large number of personnel, that is, reserves. And a large amount of the legacy of the Soviet Union, which it implements, is artillery damage with unlimited ammunition. But the enemy has already changed more than one brigade and unit in the Bakhmut direction," he said.
According to him, it is difficult to calculate the total number of Russian occupation forces in the Bakhmut direction.
"But the enemy is doing everything to close the holes, and we are creating holes for them. According to the latest information, out of four battalion commanders of the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Federation, three were eliminated, and the fourth was captured and is now in the exchange fund to get our guys out. From the testimony of the battalion commander who survived, the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Federation no longer exists," Kudryashov summed up.
According to ISW analysts, the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated another two kilometers of territory in the Bakhmut direction. Meanwhile, the occupying Russian troops unsuccessfully attacked near Klishchiivka, as well as in the Melitopol direction.