Ukrainian forces advanced by 2 km around Bakhmut city-Deputy Defence Minister

Hanna Maliar, Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister

© APA | Hanna Maliar, Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister

# 12 May 2023 16:49 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian forces have advanced by about 2 km around the eastern city of Bakhmut this week and have not given up any positions there in that time, Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said on Friday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Some Russian military bloggers reported on Thursday that Ukrainian troops had broken through parts of the front line. Moscow denied the reports and said the situation was under control after 10 months of fierce fighting for Bakhmut.

"At the same time, the enemy gives false information about the lack of weapons, which probably aims to justify the real situation."