Ukraine’s Third Separate Assault Brigade claims to have has routed Russian forces from frontline territory near the eastern city of Bakhmut.
Ukraine unit says Russian forces flee Bakhmut outskirts
A Ukrainian military unit says it has routed a Russian infantry brigade from frontline territory near Bakhmut, claiming to confirm an account by the head of Russia’s Wagner private army that the Russian forces had fled.
Russia has not commented on the reports that its 72nd Separate Motor-rifle Brigade had abandoned its positions on the southwestern outskirts of Bakhmut.
Russia’s ministry of defence did not immediately reply to a request for comment and Reuters was unable to independently confirm the situation on the ground.
A Russian brigade is typically formed of several thousand troops.