As tensions between the two sides escalate, the Ukraine publishes video showing special troops removing Russian positions in Bakhmut, claiming to have driven the enemy back.
Ukraine has released helmet-camera footage showing its special forces clearing a Russian position in Bakhmut, claiming to have stopped and pushed back the enemy. However, it remains unclear if this marks the beginning of Ukraine’s anticipated counteroffensive. Ukrainian military commanders reported recapturing more territory from Russian forces in Bakhmut, including an important supply chain. President Zelenskyy praised his troops and emphasized the low morale of the Russian forces, stating that they are mentally prepared for defeat. The US assessed Bakhmut as contested territory, with daily changes in the frontlines. The battle for Bakhmut has resulted in heavy losses for both sides, and tensions rise as Ukrainian gains fuel concerns among Russian military leaders.