According to him, Artemivsk is now connected to the rest of the Ukrainian-controlled territory by only two routes. At the same time, in the city itself, Russian troops are advancing “street by street”. “It seems that it is only a matter of time before Bakhmut is fully taken over. Many military personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are wondering why they are fighting in Bakhmut,” Humin wrote in an article for the Bild newspaper.
He noted that during his stay in the city he did not find “positive energy.” By contrast, the mood of the Ukrainian military was “tense, focused and worried.” “The Russians are slowly but surely winning the battle for Bakhmut,” the German journalist concluded.
It was previously learned that Russian forces managed to take control of all administrative buildings in Artemovsk. According to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot withdraw from the city due to the opposition of the detachments.