A battalion-level tactical group (BTG) was reportedly wiped out by a (yet another) Ukrainian ambush on the Siversky Donetsk River, this time on a wider stretch of the course, near the village of Serebryanka. Recall that a BTG has from 600 to 1.000 fighters, including officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers.
Meanwhile, the battle flares up around Bakhmut, with the Russians increasing the pressure by employing more BTGs to push north and west from Popasna.
Finally, in view of a major attack on Severodonetsk, the Russians struck a road bridge between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
The Ukrainian command says they have another escape route in case of retreat in order to avoid encirclement. The bridge will not be repaired.