In the conflict for control of the eastern city of Bakhmut, Ukraine claims that its army is running out of ammunition and is being outnumbered by Russian soldiers.
The major issue, according to an anonymous Ukrainian commander who spoke to CNN, is that the onslaught is “overwhelming the military.” The Ukrainian army is under constant Russian fire in the eastern region of Donetsk, Bakhmut.
The military leaders of Ukraine on the front lines have also complained that there is a lack of ammunition and that, despite the fact that US-supplied weaponry has helped to reduce the current state of tenseness, Ukraine still requires a large number of weapons and supplies to fight.
Before the conflict started, Bakhmut had a population of 70,000. It is situated on the main route that connects Bakhmut to other Donetsk cities like Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Russia and its allies view this as a crucial objective that they need to seize control of.
Currently, this is one of Ukraine’s bloodiest battlegrounds, especially after Russia withdrew from Kherson and aimed to secure significant gains on the Eastern front.
The city has been a part of Ukraine’s defense since the spring. According to reports, Russia is using its superior firepower to completely overwhelm the opposition. The Russian army has recently advanced in the area of Bakhmut by seizing many significant positions to the north and south of the city.
According to military expert Serhii Hrabsky, Russia is attempting to adopt a pincer posture in order to drive Ukrainian forces from the city, cut off their access to supplies, and hinder their ability to reach other significant strongholds in the nation.