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Ukrainian troops making advances on Bakhmut flanks – military

Situation in the area of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, as of 2 July 2023. Recent Ukrainian gains are marked in blue (note: the map doesn’t show the most recent changes). Map:

Ukrainian troops have advanced in the Bakhmut sector, Donetsk Oblast, on the northern and southern flanks of Bakhmut City, the military said on 2 July, not providing further details on the gains.

The spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhii Cherevatyi, said it on the national telethon, according to RBC-Ukraine.

“We are making progress in the Bakhmut direction. There is combat work on the flanks, pressure on the enemy. After a detailed analysis and verification, we will provide detailed data on the territory that has been liberated,” he said, adding that the Bakhmut sector saw 23 combat engagements on 1 July.

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Cherevatyi also noted that Russian forces tried to storm Ukrainian positions in Donetsk oblast’s Lyman-Kupiansk sector ten times on 1 July, particularly near Nevske and Dibrova.

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According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russians focus their main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, and Mariinka axes (all in Donetsk Oblast).

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