Together with the unit commanders, further actions were planned, the commander wrote.
The commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi held a meeting with unit commanders in the Bakhmut district of the Donetsk region. He announced this in Telegram on June 3.
Syrskyi wrote that he was on the front line and published several photos where he awards Ukrainian defenders.
"It is important for me to personally see our soldiers at the front. To hear their problems and suggestions firsthand. Together with the commanders of units and units, we planned further actions. The main emphasis, as always, is on people. Valuable gifts and awards are the smallest thanks for their titanic work ", the message says.
The commander of the Ground Forces noted that the Russian occupiers continue to suffer significant losses in the direction of Bakhmut. On June 1, he reported that Russia had significantly reduced active actions on this part of the front and had gone on the defensive.
Fighting in the Bakhmut area began in July 2022 and continues to this day. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that Russia threw the most prepared units of regular troops and Wagner soldiers to capture Bakhmut, most of the occupying artillery was concentrated in this direction.
According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov as of May 19, the Russian army is losing "one battalion per day" killed and wounded near Bakhmut and has already lost 70,000 soldiers.
US President Joe Biden said on May 21 that the aggressor country of Russia lost more than 100,000 occupiers in the battles for Bakhmut. Russia did not capture Bakhmut, but it was completely destroyed - there are no surviving buildings, "only land and many dead Russians", he emphasized on 21 May President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi.
On May 25, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the creator of the "Wagner" PMK, recognized by the international criminal organization, announced the withdrawal of PMK units from Bakhmut. The Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Hanna Malyar, also stated on May 25 that in the suburb of Bakhmut, the Russian occupiers replaced units of the "Wagner" PMC with regular army units.
A decrease in the intensity of fighting in the Bakhmut area, according to Malyar's observations, has been noted since May 24. However, the General Staff of the Armed Forces recorded attempts by the Russian invaders to attack near Bakhmut. In particular, during the day of May 28, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensive actions to the northeast of Orikhovo-Vasylivka and in the direction of Ivanivskyi, Donetsk region.
Malyar reported on May 31 that the occupiers near Bakhmut are trying to force Ukrainian forces to go on the defensive, but to no avail.