The Russian invaders in Bakhmut began to use the scorched earth tactics, the situation in the city is difficult, but controlled, said Alexander Syrsky, commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Source : media platform of the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine Military Media Center
Syrsky’s direct speech : “The enemy has switched to the so-called “Syrian” scorched earth tactics. They are destroying buildings and positions with air strikes and artillery fire. The defense of Bakhmut continues. The situation is difficult, but controlled.”
Details : Syrsky stressed that the Ukrainian soldiers had exhausted the Wagnerites with their actions, so the enemy is now forced to involve special forces and air assault units in the battles for Bakhmut.
The commander noted that the fighting is tough on both sides.
It is reported that Syrsky on April 9 visited the hottest sectors of the front in the Bakhmut direction. He listened to the commanders of military units, and also made operational decisions and set tasks on the spot.