Wednesday, June 14, 2023

UKRaine Army Gains Ground Near Bakhmut; UKR Advances Up to 1.4 km Near Bakhmut in a Day; RUssians Unsuccessfully Offensive Operations On 3 Fronts, 28 Combat Clashes Occurred; UKR Makes Further Gains in Donetsk Oblast, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

NY POST: Ukraine army gains ground near Bakhmut — Zelensky’s counteroffensive underway:
Ukrainian armed forces have advanced nearly a mile near war-torn Bakhmut in the first gains of its long-awaited counteroffensive.
“We’re trying…to conduct strikes on the enemy, we’re counterattacking. We’ve managed to advance up to 1,400 metres on various sections of the front,” Serhiy Cheravaty, a spokesman for the Ukranian eastern military command said Saturday.
Cherevaty said Russian forces were also trying to launch a counterattack, but they had not been successful.
Moscow said it had fully captured the nearly leveled city last month following the longest battle since the Russian invasion in February 2022.
News of the gains came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged that the counteroffensive was underway at a press conference in Kyiv alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Zelensky said that “the counteroffensive, defensive actions are taking place in Ukraine,” but added, “I will not speak about which stage or phase they are in.”
While the president wouldn’t be specific, reports on the ground in the past few days have described three separate offensive actions in the nation’s eastern regions, near Bakhmut, and further south near the towns of Vuhledar in the Donetsk region and Tokmak in the Zaporizhzhia region.
“I am in touch with our commanders of different directions every day,” he added, citing the names of five of Ukraine’s top military leaders. “Everyone is positive. Pass this on to Putin.”
Bloggers in the warzone also reportedly described the initial sightings of German and U.S. armor. German-made Leopard tanks & U.S. Bradley Fighting Vehicles were reportedly pushing toward the town Tokmak. --->READ MORE HERE
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Ukraine advances up to 1.4 km near Bakhmut in a day, military says:
Ukrainian forces have advanced up to 1.4 kilometers in "different sections" of the Bakhmut front over the past day, Serhii Cherevaty, spokesperson for the eastern grouping of Ukraine's Armed Forces, said on June 10.
Cherevaty claimed that 138 Russian soldiers were killed and 236 wounded over the past day in the Bakhmut area amid the Ukrainian localized counterattacks.
Bakhmut remains the hottest spot of the war, where both Ukraine and Russia have reportedly suffered heavy casualties over the course of the nearly year-long battle for the ruined city, once home to about 70,000 people.
Cherevaty did not indicate where the Ukrainian forces made an advance. Since May, Ukrainian authorities have reported localized counterattacks north and south of Bakhmut.
The Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner mercenary group claimed victory over Bakhmut on May 20, a claim immediately denied by Ukraine.
While the Ukrainian military has not officially confirmed it, soldiers and their commanders deployed near Bakhmut told the Kyiv Independent later in May that Bakhmut had fallen around the time Russia announced its capture. --->READ MORE HERE
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