The Armed Forces pushed back the Russian forces to the south of Bakhmut and to the northwest of the city. This made it possible to restore the supply line.
The British Ministry of Defense reported this on Twitter.
As noted in the summary, the troops of the "Wagner" group continue to advance gradually in the center of Bakhmut. However, over the past four days, Ukrainian forces have achieved tactical success by stabilizing the flanks.
According to British intelligence, in addition to advancing south of the city, Ukrainian attacks pushed the Russian front line northwest of the city. This likely allowed Ukrainian forces to resume safer use of the key supply route 0506.
"Ukraine is deterring the Russian offensive on the line of the Siverskyi Donets - Donbas canal, turning the waterway into an obstacle as part of a deep defensive strip around the city of Hodin Yar," the British Ministry of Defense notes.
We will remind, on May 15, the speaker of the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhii Cherevaty, said that the Defense Forces of Ukraine have advanced in some places on the flanks around Bakhmut for a distance of 350 to 2 kilometers over the past two days.