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Situation under control, no occupiers in Chasiv Yar: Ukrainian Armed Forces

Situation under control, no occupiers in Chasiv Yar: Ukrainian Armed Forces Photo: what is the situation in Chasiv Yar (Getty Images)

Ukrainian military controls the situation in the town of Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region. However, the occupiers continue their assaults, according to the comments from Nazar Voloshyn, spokesperson for the Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group, and Oleh Kalashnikov, press officer of the 26th Artillery Brigade named after Roman Dashkevych.

"Chasiv Yar stands firm. The enemy is exerting pressure on the Bakhmut direction, including Chasiv Yar. The situation is fully under control, with no enemy presence in the city," said Voloshyn.

Enemy tactics and Ukrainian Armed Forces' actions

As noted by the spokesperson for the Operational Strategic Group Khortytsia, Russian assault groups are arriving in infantry fighting vehicles, launching attacks supported by both drones and artillery.

"Recently, aviation has become particularly troublesome, bombing both civilian infrastructure and defense positions with FAB and KAB bombs," he added.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces continue to hold their positions.

"Today, we are defending there (in Chasiv Yar). I wouldn't say the enemy has made any significant gains. And if we look at our defensive lines overall, wherever possible, we reinforce them. And we reinforce them constantly and quite significantly," Kalashnikov explained.

Zelenskyy's visit to the Donetsk region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Donetsk region on April 19. He inspected the construction of fortifications and also visited one of the command posts of the 41st Separate Mechanized Brigade, which defends Chasiv Yar.

Zelenskyy's trip to the Donetsk region occurred nearly a week after Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, acknowledged that the situation on the eastern front had escalated.

It is worth noting that as of April 21, within a day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 28 attacks in the Bakhmut direction alone. Additionally, the occupiers are deploying heavy armored vehicles to storm Ukrainian positions along this section of the front.