The situation in Ukraine: Zelensky praised the “great guys” for taking the city near Bakhmut

DPresident of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky thanked the units that participated in the liberation of the city of Klishcheevka in the east of the country. “Today I would especially like to highlight the soldiers who are gradually taking away Ukrainian property, especially in the Bakhmut area,” Zelensky said in his daily video message on Sunday evening. “Klishchevka. Amazing guys,” he said.

The Ukrainian military previously reported that they had recaptured a village in the south of Bakhmut. “I can confirm that this was achieved thanks to the efforts of the 80th Air Assault Brigade, the 5th Air Assault Brigade and the joint brigade of the National Police “Lyut” (“Anger”),” the press secretary was quoted as saying by the Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper. . As Army Group Vostok said on Sunday, Ilya Julash. A few hours earlier, the head of the presidential office in Kyiv, Andriy Ermak, published a photo on Telegram that allegedly showed Ukrainian military personnel in the city in the Donetsk region. “Ukraine always takes its toll,” Ermak wrote.

The Lyuta brigade published a video in which it also reported the capture of a village directly south of the city of Bakhmut. “But the enemy continues to try to reoccupy them,” said one soldier, who held up the Ukrainian flag and the flags of participating army units to the camera. The constant noise of battle can be heard in the background. There have been no comments from the Russian side yet. Reports from warring parties often cannot be independently verified initially.

With the capture of Klishchevka by Ukraine, the tactical situation of the Russian occupiers in Bakhmut worsened significantly. Now they risk falling into ticks from the south and north. Russians and Ukrainians have been fighting for Bakhmut in the Donetsk region for a good six months. The Russian armed forces mainly used mercenaries from Wagner’s private army. At the end of May, Russia declared the city conquered.

Explosions in Sevastopol, Crimea.

According to media reports, several explosions occurred in the port city of Sevastopol on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense on Sunday simply said: “Two Ukrainian drones were destroyed by air defense systems over the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula.” Several Telegram channels published photographs showing the glow of fire over the city. Residents reported a strong burning smell. Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula in 2014 in violation of international law.

According to the Moscow-appointed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvoshaev, not a single infrastructure facility was damaged. The port city is also the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Rasvoshaev explained the smell of fire as a smoke screen that the Navy used for visual protection against drones.

Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine

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