Russian special operation in Ukraine
Ukrainian troops are preparing to surrender Bakhmut (Artemovsk). This is indirectly evidenced by the ban on entry into the city for civilians by Ukraine, which was introduced on February 13.
“The ban on entry to Bakhmut may be a prerequisite for the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops. Although the Ukrainian military insist they maintain control over the city, they may be taking out the wounded,” the newspaper writes.
The article assumes that Russian troops surrounded Bakhmut from three sides. The publication cites the words of the Ukrainian military commander Sergei Cherevaty, who talks about dangerous street battles.
Earlier, adviser to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Yan Gagin, said that the capture of the village of Krasnaya Gora by Russian troops opens up a direct opportunity for the release of Bakhmut. The city is located in the Kyiv-controlled part of the DPR to the north of Gorlovka and is important as a transport hub.