Major Ukrainian Official Admits: ‘Were Going To Have To Retreat From Bakhmut,” As Russian Troops Storm The Town

A major Ukrainian official, Serhiy Rakhmanin, has admitted that eventually the Ukrainians are going to have to retreat from Bakhmut as Russian troops are currently storming the town. As we read in MSNBC:

“I believe that sooner or later, we will probably have to leave Bakhmut. There is no sense in holding it at any cost,” Ukrainian member of parliament Serhiy Rakhmanin said on NV radio late on Wednesday.

“But for the moment, Bakhmut will be defended with several aims — firstly, to inflict as many Russian losses as possible and make Russia use its ammunition and resources,” Rakhmanin said, adding that no lines of defense should be allowed to collapse.

In the same article it reads that the Russians are storming the town which would allow them to fully controlling Donbas:

Russia says seizing Bakhmut would open the way to fully controlling the rest of the strategic eastern Donbas industrial region, one of the main objectives of its invasion a year ago.

Delivering a regular morning roundup of the situation across the frontlines, the Ukrainian military’s general staff said on Thursday that the enemy was continuing to advance toward Bakhmut and “is storming the city.”