On the evening of April 17, the western part of Bakhmut was inflamed by large fire. According to preliminary reports, the Ukrainian military positions were hit by Russian high-precision FAB-500 bombs with planning and correction modules.
Presumably, at least one strike hit the fortified area of the Ukrainian 241st Territorial Defense Brigade near Khromovo and the motocross track in Bakhmut. Another strike reportedly hit the intersection of the roads used for transfer of Ukrainian ammunition near the Eighth pond in the west of the city.
The remaining Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut is massively concentrated in the small area under their control in the west of Bakhmut. Strikes of Russian aviation with heavy bombs will inflict more heavy losses to the AFU and destroy the military equipment transferred to the city. The use of heavy bombs will speed up the liberation of the city and minimize the losses of Russian ground troops.