FACT CHECK: No, 750,000 Ukrainians Did Not Break Through The Frontlines
A video shared on Facebook claims that 750,000 Ukrainian troops broke through the frontlines and destroyed a tank company in Bakhmut.
There is no evidence that 750,000 troops broke through the current frontlines. Ukraine has made marginal gains in August.
Ukraine has ordered the evacuation of several towns and villages in northeast Kharkiv region, according to The Guardian. This comes as the Ukrainians are pressing on the Bakhmut and southern fronts while the Russians are continuing an offensive in northeastern Ukraine, the outlet reported.
The Facebook video claims that 750,000 Ukrainian troops broke through the frontlines and destroyed a tank company in Bakhmut. The video’s caption reads, “Finally, 750K Ukrainians Break Through Frontlines & Destroy Entire Russian Tank Company in Bakhmut.”
However, there is no evidence that 750,000 Ukrainian troops have broken through the frontlines. If they had, media outlets would have covered it, yet none have. A wider internet search also did not yield any results for credible sources reporting on the alleged breakthrough.
NEW: #Ukrainian forces appear to have conducted a limited raid across the #Dnipro River and landed on the east (left) bank of #Kherson Oblast, although it remains unclear whether Ukrainian troops have established an enduring presence on the east bank. https://t.co/qwqKHsDvS1 pic.twitter.com/2JXTNdmcy4
— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) August 8, 2023
“Ukrainian forces continued counteroffensive operations on at least three sectors of the front and advanced in some areas on August 9,” reads the August 9 campaign assessment update. (RELATED: Pentagon Claims Last Time U.S. Used Cluster Munitions Was In 2003)
Check Your Fact did not find any media outlets reporting the destruction of a Russian tank company in Bakhmut. Both sides are engaged in fierce fighting in villages and towns near the city, according to the ISW.