British intelligence: Ukraine has achieved tactical success in Bakhmut

10:46 16 May Kyiv, Ukraine

The Ukrainian Defense Forces have made tactical progress in Bakhmut, stabilizing the flanks in their favor, according to British intelligence.
It is noted that the troops of the Wagner group continue to gradually advance in the center of Bakhmut. Over the past four days, however, Ukrainian forces have had tactical success in stabilizing their flanks. According to British intelligence, in addition to advancing south of the city, Ukrainian attacks pushed back the Russian front line northwest of the city.. This likely allowed Ukrainian forces to restore safer use of key supply road 0506.
"Ukraine is holding back the Russian offensive on the line of the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal, turning the waterway into an obstacle as part of a deep defensive zone around the city of Chasov Yar," the report says.