<p class=”article__subtitle”>Reports of the Russian Defense Ministry, testimonies of military correspondents, statements of politicians</p>
Press secretary to the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, coordinated the media stuffing to distract from the publication that a pro-Ukrainian group was behind the weakening of the Nord Streams .
Yevgeny Prigozhin said that PMC “Wagner” occupied and controlled the entire eastern part of Bakhmut (Artemovsk).
The army of the Russian Federation strengthens the defensive fortifications on the left bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region.
Peskov said that there are no prerequisites for the transition of the situation in Ukraine to a peaceful course.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu believes that the capture of Artemovsk under the control of the Russian Federation will make it possible to advance deeply in the defense of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy explained the defense of Artemivsk by the need to cover Slaviansk and Kramatorsk.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that more than 20 accomplices in the attack on the Russian A-50 plane at the Machulishchi airfield were detained on the territory of the republic.
Follow with us the main events of Wednesday March 8, 2023. Online from the day before can be read here.
<strong>8:55</strong> “The PMC Wagner divisions occupied the entire eastern part of Bakhmut. Everything east of the Bakhmutka river is completely under the control of the PMC Wagner,” said the group’s founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
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