Ukrainian troops will not leave Bakhmut as long as there is an opportunity to defend themselves, the situation there is under control.
This was announced on January 25 by the speaker of the General Staff Andrei Kovalev.
Answering a question on the air of the telethon, he stressed that now the question of leaving the city is not worth it.
The situation in Bakhmut is under control, the Defense Forces are giving a worthy rebuff to the invaders. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will not leave Bakhmut as long as there is an opportunity to defend. The situation in the city is under control,” Kovalev said. – It is strange when they say that the Armed Forces of Ukraine should come from somewhere. The task of all defense forces is to fight for Ukrainian territory. That is why Bakhmut is standing, because the soldiers do not come out of there, – said the representative of the General Staff.
He also noted that Russian terrorists razed Soledar to the ground, so they left the city.
As long as there are cellars in Bakhmut and the ability to hold this territory, the fighters will stay there,” Kovalev said.