Bakhmut, Ukraine – Ukraine has vowed to continue fighting against Russia, despite heavy losses in the Bakhmut region. Ukrainian soldiers have been bolstering their positions in Bakhmut, and President Volodymyr Zelensky affirmed that the country will not withdraw from the area.
A soldier on the front lines in Bakhmut provided Reuters with information that Russia is running low on ammunition, suggesting that Ukraine’s strategy of holding their ground may pay off in the long run.
However, Russia has been sending waves of mercenaries to Bakhmut, resulting in heavy casualties. The Washington Post reports that many of these mercenaries are sent to certain death, highlighting the strategy of Russia’s advances in the region.
The conflict in Bakhmut has not only been a point of contention between Ukraine and Russia, but also between Russia and China. CNBC reports that China has defended its ties with Moscow despite the ongoing tensions, adding to the complexity of the situation.
Compounding the situation further, BBC reports that Russia’s Wagner boss has suggested “betrayal” among the ranks in Bakhmut, further complicating the situation.
The situation in Bakhmut remains tense and uncertain, with both sides continuing to fight for control of the region.