Russian forces still have to storm 2.5 kilometers into Artyomovsk, after which it will be possible to consider the city to be under Russian control. This was announced on Saturday morning by the founder of the private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose words are quoted in the Telegram channel of his press service.
He also said that the daily losses of the Ukrainian army in Artyomovsk ranged from 400 to 600 soldiers.
“The enemy shoots 400 to 600 people every day, about the same number of people are killed every day,” Prigogine said.
Last Friday, the head of the PMC announced plans to withdraw Wagner fighters from Artyomovsk on May 10 due to “shell hunger”. He accused the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of having artificially created an ammunition shortage for the group’s forces under his command.
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