Ukrainian army fires at Russian positions in Donetsk

STORY: Loud shots broke heavy gusts of wind as Ukrainian servicemen fired shell after shell.

“When we receive an order, we charge, and off goes the shell” Serhii, a Ukrainian serviceman told Reuters.“ We haven’t received any complaints. I think we hit the targets.”

Russian forces have repeatedly tried to seize Bakhmut, which sits on a main road leading to the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Both are situated in the industrial Donbas region, which Moscow has yet to fully capture.

Russia is likely planning to encircle Bakhmut with tactical advances to the north and south, Britain's defense ministry said on Saturday (December 3).