Fierce battles for Bakhmut (Artemivsk) allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) to gain time and prepare for their own counteroffensive. This was stated by the commander of the ground forces of Ukraine Alexander Syrsky.
“Ukraine is preparing for a counteroffensive,” Syrsky reportsBild. In the commentsAFPhe added that the ongoing battles for Bakhmut help the Ukrainian command to win some time and use it to prepare for counter-offensive actions.
Earlier, the founder of Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, spoke about the impending counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut. He stated that this is not a secret for the PMC command and that it is doing everything to carefully prepare for it.