Ukrainian Soldiers Fighting in Bakhmut (Artemovsk) Told AFP that Some Units Have Already Begun to Leave the City
By Intel Slava Z
“Bakhmut will fall,” said one of the APU fighters in an interview with AFP. We are almost surrounded. Parts are gradually retreating in small groups. He said that the only way out of Bakhmut was along dirt roads leading to Chasov Yar. According to him, if tanks get stuck there, they can become a target for artillery fire.
According to incoming information, the Armed Forces of Ukraine began to have big problems with the retreat from Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) towards Chasov Yar.
According to the Military Chronicle, the retreating units of the Ukrainian army massively leave heavy equipment in the city and suburbs due to fears of artillery strikes by PMC Wagner and aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The light equipment used for the retreat cannot cope with off-road conditions.
On muddy roads, pickup trucks and cars get stuck and roll over, after which their use becomes impossible.
Infantry units abandon heavy weapons along the roads, leave only with small arms and almost instantly fall under artillery strikes.