Ukrainian Armed Forces repeled Russian attacks on Bakmut and Ivankivske – General Staff reported.
Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers on the city of Bakhmut and the village of Ivankivske nearby; the hospitals in occupied Berdiansk are full of wounded Russians.
During the day, the Air Force of the Defence Forces of Ukraine carried out five strikes on clusters of Russian personnel and equipment, as well as one strike on the position of occupiers’ anti-aircraft missile systems. Units of Rocket Forces and Artillery hit three clusters of Russian manpower.
Throughout the day, the Russian aggressors carried out 23 air strikes and 4 missile strikes on the cities of Kostiantynivka and Sloviansk in Donetsk Oblast. Civilians have been injured and civilian infrastructure and residential buildings damaged. In addition, the occupiers fired 23 times from multiple-launch rocket systems.
The Russians do not cease their attempts to enter the administrative border of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk fronts.
On the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, the situation has not changed significantly. During the day, the Russians carried out mortar and artillery shelling of Yeline in Chernihiv Oblast, Znob-Novhorodske, Seredyna-Buda and Atynske in Sumy Oblast and Ambarne, Kamianka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna and Zapadne in Kharkiv Oblast.
On the Lyman front, the Russians are trying to break through the defense of Ukrainian troops. Artillery shelling was recorded, particularly near Hrianykivka, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne, and Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast, Chervonopopivka and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, as well as Dibrova, Spirne, Rozdolivka, and Yahidne in Donetsk Oblast.
On the Bakhmut front, the occupiers did not cease their advances; Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous attacks in the areas of the settlements of Ivanivske and Bakhmut. The settlements of Vasiukivka, Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bohdanivka, Hryhorivka, Bila Hora, Druzhba, and Zalizne in Donetsk Oblast were shelled.
On the Avdiivka, Marinka, and Shakhtarsk fronts, the Russians failed to advance in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Marinka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, and Vuhledar were shelled. The Russian occupiers also dropped aerosol grenades of the K-51 type in the area of Sieverne, Vodiane, and Nevelske.
On the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson fronts, the Russians conducted defensive operations. The areas of Malynivka, Huliaipole, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka, Huliaipilske, Kamianske, and Zaporizke in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as well as Havrylivka, Dudchany, Kherson, Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Berehove and Veletenske in Kherson Oblast, were shelled.
In local occupation administrations and houses of culture in the settlements of Yasynuvata, Zhdanivka, Khartsyzk, and Amvrosiivka of the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk Oblast, the so-called "authority" organized the handing over of party tickets of the Russian political party Edinaya Rossiya [United Russia – ed.] to local collaborators.
The Russians continue to suffer losses. As a result of attacks on the city of Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, local medical facilities are overflowing with wounded Russian occupiers. In particular, all female patients were discharged from the gynecological ward, and 30 wounded Russians were admitted. Eighty seriously injured invaders were placed in the surgical and ENT departments.
Russians shell Kherson, killing one man.
A building went on fire as a result of the shelling. The fire was extinguished by emergency services, who hastily came to the site. A 35-year-old man of his life. He died on the spot from the wounds he suffered.
Wagner Group's inglorious history ends in the fields of Bakhmut.
Ukraine's defense forces are observing the conflict between Yevgeny Prigozhin, financier of the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), and the Russian military leadership, believing that the inglorious history of this group is coming to an end, thanks to the PMC’s losses near the city of Bakhmut.
Colonel Serhii Cherevatyi, the spokesperson for the Eastern grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said: "We are monitoring the radio intercepts and Prigozhin's on-air statements. He has tensions and conflict with the command of the 'operation' [the so-called special military operation is how Russian propaganda refers to the war against Ukraine] ... with [Valery] Gerasimov [Head of the Russian General Staff]. Prigozhin and his terrorists have insulted the military leadership of the aggressor country, including Gerasimov.
Naturally, they have some tensions and unwillingness to help him, and vice versa; Prigozhin has the desire to preserve his military and political subjectivity, to become a significant figure influencing the adoption of processes in the Russian Federation, but [this is being prevented by – ed.] the courage and skill of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which have destroyed the Wagner Group. It has suffered significant losses, and we can say that most of them have perished in the fields of Bakhmut.
It is clear that these processes are leading to the end of their inglorious history in the medium term."
Regarding the overall situation in Ukraine's East, Cherevatyi noted that Russian forces are attempting further attacks on the Kupiansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut fronts.
Bakhmut is the main objective of their attack. On 9-10 March, Russian troops attempted to conduct assault operations in and around the area of the settlements of Zaliznianske, Orikhove, Vasylivka, Dubove, Bakhmut itself, and Ivanivsk, attacking them 188 times using tubed and rocket artillery.
There were 57 combat engagements on this front. Russia lost 191 troops killed and 319 wounded.
As for Bakhmut, 20 attacks and 23 combat engagements have occurred over the past day.
There were 347 attacks on the Kupiansk-Lyman front. As Cherevatyi states, this front has the highest number of times where the Russian army has used artillery and multiple rocket launchers.
Five air attacks were reported in that area, with 35 invaders killed and 55 wounded.
The Colonel added that armored vehicles had been attempted in this area for several weeks, but the Russian equipment was being destroyed daily. Two T-72 tanks and two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles were hit on 9-10 March.