The summary of the 451st day in Bakhmut, as of 22:00 – 20th May 2023 (Kyiv time).

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

Bakhmut City

the city of Bakhmut

  • Wagner mercenaries raised its flags on the western edge of the city near Khromove, residential area in the western part and on other places. Ukrainian troops have withdrawn towards the heights in the west and Ivanivske settlement. (source)
  • Ukrainian artillery shelled enemy soldiers west of Bakhmut Industrial College. (source)
  • The leader of Wagner mercenaries announced the capture of Bakhmut today. Ukrainian officials denied such claims, saying they still control part of the city.
  • Based on the available footage and as of writing of this summary, there has been no proof that Wagner mercenaries captured the plane monument area on the south-western outskirts. The city remains contested.

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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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