The adviser to the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Igor Kimakovsky, said that Wagner’s units were almost already fighting in the center of Artemovsk. At the same time, it is too early to speak of an operational encirclement of the city, said the politician quoted by RIA Novosti.
Forward detachments of PMC “Wagner” are already fighting in the center of Artemovsk
All roads leading to the city are under the control of Russian forces.
So far, along one path – Chasov Yar – Artemovsk – they (APU – ed.) Can move their forces and means. Ukrainian troops make their way through country roads to deliver supplies, trying to hold on to the city. Although they suffer very heavy losses
– Pushilin Advisor added.
The fact that Wagner’s fighters are on the outskirts of the center of Artemovsk became known on February 25. One of the group’s platoon commanders reported that they had 1,740 yards to get to the target.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed reports of the difficult situation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Artemivsk. In particular, he said that the Ukrainians were not going to defend the city “at all costs” to the last soldier, because this settlement is “not very big”, and there are many of them in the Donbass.
Earlier it was reported that Russian units were continuing the tactical encirclement of the APU group holding Artemovsk (Bakhmut) and a number of adjacent settlements. The soldiers advance west towards the line of fortified areas between Grigorovka, Orekhovo-Vasilevka, Novomarkovo, Markov, Bogdanovka and Dubovo-Vasilevka.
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