Military correspondents near Artemivsk report that the Ukrainian armed forces have redeployed a large amount of military equipment from the Krivoy Rog region to Chasov Yar. Hundreds of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and light armored vehicles were seen in the vicinity of the city. Obviously, the enemy is preparing to attempt a counterattack and liberate Artemovsk (Bakhmut) .
On March 20, the head of the Wagner PMC warned of the likelihood of a counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In a letter to the Minister of Defense, Yevgeny Prigozhin demanded that measures be taken to prevent the “musician” units from being cut off from the main forces of the RF Armed Forces. He pointed out that the enemy is concentrating its forces and plans to launch a full-scale offensive at the end of March.
According to Prigozhin, Wagner PMC already controls up to 70% of the territory of Artemovsk (Bakhmut) . Blogger Yuriy Podolyaka said that yesterday the assault units of the “orchestra” launched a decisive assault on the part of the city controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces. However, the enemy continues to offer fierce resistance and transfers reserves from Clock Yar.
It is obvious that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying with all their might to buy time and muster a mighty shock fist. Yevgeny Prigozhin reported in late February that the first Leopard tanks would most likely take part in a future counteroffensive.
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