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​Ukrainian Ground Forces' Commander Say Enemy Continues to Unsuccessfully Try to Surround Bakhmut While Defenders of Ukraine Prevent the Attempts

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A warrior of the 93rd Separate Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade, call sign "Alan", downed an enemy Su-25 aircraft in Bakhmut on Wednesday, March 15
A warrior of the 93rd Separate Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade, call sign "Alan", downed an enemy Su-25 aircraft in Bakhmut on Wednesday, March 15

The russian troops are unsuccessfully trying to encircle Bakhmut in Donetsk region and move forward

That is according to Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces who also is Commander of the Khortytsia Operational-Strategic Grouping, Ukrinform reports citing Ukraine’s Defense Ministry’s of t post on Telegram.

Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi Say Enemy Continues to Unsuccessfully Try to Surround Bakhmut While Defenders of Ukraine Prevent the Attempts Defense Express
Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi: The enemy continues making unsuccessful attempts to encircle the city and move forward

"The enemy continues making unsuccessful attempts to encircle the city and move forward. There, the fighters of the 93rd Brigade, together with other defenders, resist the furious pressure of the enemy. Thanks to their work, enemy tanks, IFVs, MLRS, and ammo depots fly up into the air," the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted.

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Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi also noted that a warrior of the 93rd Separate Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade, call sign "Alan", downed an enemy Su-25 aircraft in Bakhmut on Wednesday, March 15.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine Shot Down russian Su-24 Aircraft Probably Owned by the Wagner Group, Defense Express
An explosion of the Su-24 aircraft and the parachute of the pilot / screenshots from video - tap the picture to find the video

According to the the Commander, the invaders are also pressing in Kupyansk and Lyman directions.

Warriors of the 3rd separate assault brigade fire at the enemy from an SPG-9 anti-tank grenade launcher and a machine gun near Bakhmut

"Soldiers of the 92nd Ivan Sirko Separate Mechanized Brigade destroyed the enemy radar systems, MLRS, and command posts. Such decisive actions of our army greatly exhaust and demoralize the enemy and bring our victory closer," Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi emphasized.

Operators of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 4 invaders, 3 more were wounded. The enemy suffered losses and abandoned the assault for the night.

As Defense Express reported, earlier Ukrainian Ground Forces' Commander Explained the Need to Hold Bakhmut by the Fact That "A Counteroffensive is Just Around the Corner". We also wrote, that the Situation Around Bakhmut Remained Difficult But the Defense of the Fortress.

Read more: ​Ukraine’s Ground Forces Commander Says Defense Forces Aware of Enemy’s Plans in Bakhmut Front