Here mercenary boss Prigoschin and his fighters announce victory over the city that has been fought over for eight months
Ukraine disagrees: soldiers continue to fight
The head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, claims that the fighters of his private army have completely taken over the city of Bakhmut, which has been fought over for eight months.
“Today at 12 noon, Bachmut was completely taken,” said the head of the Wagner mercenary group in a video published on Saturday. “We completely took the entire city, from house to house,” Prigozhin said.
He will now hand over the city to the regular Russian army.
Ukraine disagreed with the information. Ukrainian soldiers continued to fight in Bakhmut, the senior staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces responsible for eastern Ukraine said.
The information could not initially be verified independently.
Taking Bakhmut would be the first success story for Putin’s propaganda this year. And it would be bought very dearly, in human life as well as in military material.
Related: Ukraine wants to trap mercenaries
BILD reported three days ago that Ukraine only holds one side of the street in the city of Bakhmut.
Ukraine is preparing for this: Army units are continuing their efforts to recapture the flanks of the city.
Their hope: Should Bakhmut fall, Russia’s mercenary hordes would be trapped there because they could neither advance west nor retreat east.
Because so-called “block” troops of the Russian army are waiting there, who are supposed to prevent a retreat of the mercenaries and ex-convicts of “Wagner” by force of arms if necessary.
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By: Miss Cherry May Timbol –Independent Reporter
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