Listen to this article Not Enough Ammunition To Stop Russian Forces Attacking Bakhmut, Says Ukrainian Commander
Situation in Bakhmut, Ukraine, “Critical”
According to Volodymyr Nazarenko, a deputy ukranian commander in the National Guard of Ukraine, the situation in Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine, is critical. Ukrainian soldiers are facing a significant challenge as they try to repel Russian forces that vastly outnumber them.Ukranian commander Nazarenko stated that there are more Russian troops surrounding the city than there is ammunition to kill them all.
The fighting in Bakhmut is currently ongoing “round the clock” as Russians relentlessly push to capture the city. Ukrainian troops are doing their best to “inflict as many losses on the enemy as possible.” However, the Russians seem to be taking no account of their losses in trying to take the city by assault.
Not Enough Ammo
Despite their efforts, the Ukrainian soldiers in Bakhmut are at a disadvantage. According to Reuters, Ukrainian troops have less ammo than there are Russian troops attacking the city. He urgently appealed for more ammunition, stating that there are many more Russians in Bakhmut than they have the resources to destroy.
Wagner Group Involvement
The Wagner Group, a Russian mercenary organization, has played a significant role in the Bakhmut offensive. On Friday morning, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the group, appeared in a video telling Kyiv that Bakhmut was “basically surrounded.” He urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to pull his forces from the area.
Critical Resources Cut
The situation in Bakhmut has been made worse by the Russian bombing of a vital supply bridge to the city. This has cut Ukrainian forces from critical resources, making their defense even more challenging. There’s currently only one road left out of the city, and the Ukrainian troops are under intense pressure.
High Losses and Deadly Combat
Bakhmut has been the site of some of the deadliest combat in the war, with Ukraine and Russia experiencing high losses. Soldiers have been referring to Bakhmut as “the meat grinder.” A retired US Marine who is fighting alongside Ukrainian forces said that a fighter’s life expectancy on the front lines in Bakhmut was around 4 hours.
Urgent Need for Assistance
The situation in Bakhmut is dire, and the Ukrainian troops urgently need more resources to defend the city. The Russian forces seem to be pushing ahead relentlessly, despite the losses they have incurred. The Ukrainian soldiers in Bakhmut are doing their best to inflict as many losses on the enemy as possible, but they need more help. The international community must take note of this critical situation and offer support to the Ukrainian forces.