Bakhmut is a fortress Ukrainian defenders keep heroically defending despite the vast numbers of occupiers assaulting it day and night for over 6 months. According to Ukrainian servicemen, the Russians don’t count their people, they just keep coming. They don’t even take their dead soldiers away. If anyone dies, they remain in the field.
The hero city has become almost deserted, but a few thousand citizens that are still there mostly live in basements and shelters due to the constant enemy shelling. Bakhmut’s entire critical infrastructure has been destroyed. There is no electricity, water, gas, mobile signal, or Internet there.
The capture of Soledar, a city near Bakhmut, took an inadequately great toll on the occupiers, which no normal modern army would pay. But the Russian leadership doesn’t essentially need Soledar, they need Bakhmut. They saw that it was impossible to seize the Bakhmut fortress and had to go with the plan of potential encirclement to drive the Ukrainian defenders out of the city.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).