On Sunday, April 9, the Commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces who also is Commander of the Khortytsia Operational-Strategic Grouping visited the hottest spots of the front in the Bakhmut sector, where he heard reports by the commanders of military units and gropings about the progress of the defense and problems that need to be resolved immediately.
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The commander made operational decisions and set the tasks. He also met with the personnel of the brigades of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Air Assault Forces and Territorial Defense Forces, who are heroically resisting the enemy's offensive in the Bakhmut area.
Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi presented the best fighters with awards, valuable gifts and cash bonuses.
"Our courageous soldiers exhausted Wagner mercenaries, so the enemy is now forced to involve special forces and air assault units in the battles for Bakhmut. The fighting is fierce on both sides," Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi said.
According to Ukrainian Ground Forces Commander, having switched to the so-called "Syrian" scorched earth tactics, the enemy destroys buildings and positions with airstrikes and artillery fire.
"The defense of Bakhmut is ongoing. The situation is difficult, but remains under control," Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi added.
As Defense Express reported earlier, Ukrainian Ground Forces' Commander Said Near Dozen Russian UAVs Shot Down in Bakhmut Area in the Week (Video). We also wrote on Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi Said That the Main Task of Troops in Bakhmut is to Exhaust Enemy Forces and Inflict Heavy Losses.