Russia Controls 90% Of Bakhmut City (Map)
ISWNews Analysis Group – Following the battles in the city of Bakhmut in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian armed forces and their allies have taken control of more than 90 percent of the Ukrainian city.
On April 30, head of the Russian military contractor Wagner Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin announced that his militant forces have control over a significant area of the city of Bakhmut, and only a few square kilometers remain under the control of the Ukrainian forces. The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation also declared that Wagner’s forces, with the support of the airborne troops and the Southern Military District, are advancing in the Ukrainian city.
Based on the available information and field map review, it can be said that now about 37 square kilometers, which is about 90% of the city of Bakhmut is under the control of Russia, and only 4 square kilometers and about 10% of the remaining in the west of the city are under the control of Ukrainian forces.
In recent days, Wagner’s militants took control of a military unit and a medical school in the north and south of Chaikovskogo Street in the downtown of Bakhmut city. The clashes on this axis point continue in the apartment building complexes in the west of the medical school.
In the northwestern areas of Bakhmut, the Russian forces are advancing along Tolbukhin, Pobedy and Levanevsky streets. The Russian troops also took control of several other buildings in the southwest at the intersection of Dekabrists and Alexander Matrosov streets.
In the suburbs of the city, clashes continue in the north, near Khromove and Bogdanivka. In the western suburbs of Bakhmut, confrontations continue near Ivanivske between the Russian and Ukrainian military forces.
Ukrainian positions in other areas around Bakhmut are also under heavy artillery fire and the Russian air force attacks. According to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result of a recent missile strike on the deployment spots of the 24th Mechanized Brigade and the Ukrainian special operation in Kostyantynivka.
Of course, the casualties are not exclusive to Ukrainian forces, and the Russian forces have also suffered high fatalities in recent confrontations, particularly in the battles for the capture of Bakhmut city, which have intensified since early February 2023.
The battles have continued with greater intensity and seriousness, and by mid-February, the clashes have gradually spread to inside the city of Bakhmut; since then, the advances have been slow, the city has turned into ruins, and both warring sides have suffered high casualties, to the point that this city is now known as the “Bakhmut Meat Grinder.”
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