Ukraine likely maintaining positions in Soledar, northern Bakhmut – MoD

Soldiers from the Ukrainian armed forces are “almost certainly” maintaining positions in Soledar, north of Bakhmut even as they continue to face a series of Wagner group assaults, the British defence ministry said today, APA reports citing Independent News.

Ukraine’s eastern sector on the Donbas front saw intense fighting over the weekend in both the Kremina and Bakhmut, the ministry pointed out.

“Around Kremina, fighting has been characterised by a complex series of local attacks and counter-attacks in wooded country. However, overall, the UAF continue to gradually advance their front line east on the edge of Kremina town,” the MoD said in its latest intelligence update on the war.

It added that over the last six weeks, both Russia and Ukraine have achieved hard-fought but limited gains in different sectors.

“In these circumstances, a key operational challenge for both sides is to generate formations of uncommitted, capable troops which can exploit the tactical successes to create operational breakthroughs,” the ministry added.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency