Ukrainian forces are hoping the recapture of the village of Klishchiivka, south of the strategically important eastern city of Bakhmut, will position them to pursue control of Bakhmut again. “We managed to get ourselves a place d’armes that will allow us to further develop assault actions and liberate our land from the occupiers,” spokesman Ilya Yevlash said in an interview with TSN news network, adding that the village is key to control of logistical routes to Bakhmut.