The Pentagon Press Secretary, Pat Ryder, provided an update on the ongoing battle for Bakhmut in Ukraine, as Russian forces continue their incursion into the region. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Ryder said that the situation remains tense, and the US is closely monitoring the developments.
According to Ryder, the Russian forces have launched a major offensive in Bakhmut, and there are reports of heavy fighting in the area. He added that the US is deeply concerned about the escalation of the conflict and the continued violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russian forces.
The US has previously condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine and provided military aid to the Ukrainian government. Ryder reaffirmed the US commitment to supporting Ukraine and called on Russia to de-escalate the situation and respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
The conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. The conflict has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced millions of people. The US and its allies have imposed sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, and tensions between the two countries remain high.
The Pentagon will continue to monitor the situation in Bakhmut and provide updates as they become available.