Russian assault on Bakhmut is ongoing and Wagner fighters declare new victories in the region. Despite the official claims of the AFU commanders and Kiev officials about the upcoming counter offensive, Ukrainian units continue to retreat.
On March 15, the head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed that the village of Zaliznyanskoe came under control of Wagner units. The village is located on the north-western outskirts of Bakhmut. Russian control of Zaliznyanskoe strengthens Russian claw around the Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut.
Ukrainian military sources confirmed the loss of the village.
The Russians continue their assault in the area of the E40 highway, as a result of their operations, they occupied Zailizny anskoye and gained a foothold,”Ukrainian sources
On the western outskirts of Bakhmut, Wagner assault groups are already storming Bogdanovka. Russian forces also launched the mop up operation in the village of Khromovo. They are approaching the last road to Bakhmut and the village of Khromovo is the last Ukrainian stronghold on their way.
At the same time, Wagner forces are bypassing Bogdanovka, advancing to the west, storming Dubovo-Vasilevka. Control of this village will allow Russian forces take the road to Bakhmut-Chasov Yar under fire control.
On the southern outskirts of Bakhmut, clashes are ongoing along the road to Konstantinovka near the village of Konstantinovka.
Source: South Front