According to the representative of the republic, the Armed Forces of Ukraine want to create a fortified area there and further defend the city.
According to Gagin, Kiev decided to make a fortress out of the city of Chasov Yar. He believes that, in general, this indicates the deplorable situation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk (Ukrainian name Bakhmut).
Earlier it was reported that the Wagner group defeated a Ukrainian unit near Artemivsk, named after former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson . The commander specified that the unit held a large stronghold in the forest. In addition, according to him, the Ukrainian military often use pro-American themes. In particular, US flag patches are worn .