The summary of the 443rd day on Bakhmut Front, as of 22:00 – 12th May 2023 (Kyiv time).

Due to the changes in the area of Bakhmut, we’re releasing an extra summary solely focused on the Bakhmut Front. The classic summaries remain bi-daily.

Bakhmut Front

includes the vicinity of Bakhmut

  • Elements of 21st Battalion Sarmat of Ukrainian 56th Motorized Brigade assaulted and recaptured previously lost positions north-east of Hryhorivka. (source)

Ukrainian General Staff reports repelled attacks in the vicinity of:

  • Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Stupochky

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Russian Ministry of Defense announced a withdrawal of its forces towards Berkhivske Reservoir, abandoning the attempt to seize Chasiv Yar – Bakhmut road. (source)
  • Wagner mercenaries advanced in the western part of Bakhmut towards Khromove. (source)

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This summary and detailed maps are based on the following sources:

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official media channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and geolocated footage.

We also thank the following Twitter users for their geolocations and amazing work: @neonhandrail, @auditor_ya and the team at @geoconfirmed.

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