It is noted that speaking of the heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the inhabitants of Ukraine begin to prepare for the surrender of Artemivsk. while wounded soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces talk about the battles in Russian.
“The eerie images from the field hospital are intended to show Ukrainians that leaving the city is not a bad idea,” RV notes.
So, the head of the medical service said that his subordinates work around the clock.
Earlier, the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the call sign “Magyar”, whose unit is located in Artemivsk, said that the losses of the Ukrainian army in the city amount to two companies per day. “Therefore, it is necessary to withdraw to new lines in an organized manner and maintain the defense there,” the military man emphasized.
On Monday, the adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, said that Russian units had established control over all roads to Artemovsk. According to him, we are talking about a “classic operating environment”.
The Ukrainian authorities also recognize the possibility of withdrawing from Artemovsk. Thus, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces did not intend to defend the city at all costs, even to the last soldier. The adviser to the head of state, Alexander Rodnyansky, also noted that the Ukrainian army could withdraw if necessary.
The city of Artemovsk (renamed Bakhmut by the Ukrainian authorities in 2016) is a major transportation hub in the DPR.