Ukrainian Tank and Artillery Units Hold Line of Defense Near Bakhmut

Ukrainian tank and artillery units assisted infantry troops with supporting fire to defend areas near Bakhmut on Thursday, August 4, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The outlet said Russia had intensified attacks near the cities in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.

Video provided by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, who said the footage was taken by correspondent Maryan Kushnir and filmed on Thursday, shows Ukrainian soldiers firing tanks and artillery.

On Sunday, the Kyiv Independent reported Bakhmut’s deputy mayor Alexander Marchenko said the area was “under control” despite “constant shelling.” Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful