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Kyiv denies Prigozhin’s claims that Wagner mercenaries are in full control of Bakhmut
In a video published by his press service, the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that his units had established full control of Bakhmut.
Prigozhin said that the Wagner PMC completely controls the city. Prigozhin made several claims before about completely capturing Bakhmut.
In his address, Prigozhin noted that the "Bakhmut meat grinder" lasted 224 days. According to him, the Ukrainian city was taken under control exclusively by the forces of his private army, without the help, …
Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces are seizing initiative from Russians near Bakhmut
Ukrainian Forces have seized the initiative from Russians in the Bakhmut direction and try to counterattack. Today, the Ukrainian troops have advanced to a distance of up to 500 m in various areas hear Bakhmut, said Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, speaking on the Ukrainian TV.
The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that, during counter-offensive operations on May 18, Ukrainian forces achieved tactically significant gains in …
Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces continue to advance near Bakhmut
Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 500 meters in some areas around Bakhmut, the representative of the Eastern Group of Ukrainian Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty told Channel 24.
According to him, Ukrainian soldiers are conducting a successful defensive operation and counterattacking despite the advantage of Russian troops in weapons and manpower.
"During this one day, up to 500 meters were covered by our units in certain areas of the Bakhmut front," Cherevaty said.
He noted that this is still the …
Russian Defense Ministry confirms two of its colonels were killed by Ukrainian Forces in Bakhmut
The deputy commander of the army corps for military-political work, Colonel Yevgeny Brovko, died while repelling an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, reported the Russian Defense Ministry.
In addition, according to their information, the commander of the 4th Motorized Rifle Brigade, Colonel Vyacheslav Makarov, who "led the battle" near the village of Krasne, was seriously wounded and died during the evacuation.
According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the …
Russian Defense Ministry claims Russian troops moved to more favorable positions near Bakhmut, Prigozhin says they simply fled
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the retreat of the Russian army from positions near Bakhmut. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, "in order to increase the stability of the defense lines, the units of the Southern group of Russian troops moved to the new positions, taking into account the favorable conditions of the Berkhivske Reservoir" to the north of the city.
"All attacks by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been repelled. Attempts to break the defense …
Ukraine confirms Russian troops have withdrawn from some areas in Bakhmut
The commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that Russian troops had retreated in certain sectors of the front near Bakhmut.
"Thanks to a well-thought-out defense in the Bakhmut direction, we are getting the results of the effective actions of our units. In particular, we carry out effective counterattacks. In some sectors of the front, the enemy could not hold the onslaught of Ukrainian defenders and retreated to a distance of up to 2 kilometers," the …
Ukrainian troops advance several kilometers into Bakhmut destroying several units of Russian 72th Motorized Rifle Brigade
The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed near Bakhmut several units of the Russian 72nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, said the founder of the Azov regiment and the leader of the National Corps party, Andriy Biletsky.
According to him, as a result of the offensive actions of the Ukrainian 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, units of the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Federation were routed. In fact, the 6th and 8th companies of this brigade were completely destroyed. …
Frustrated and enraged, Prigozhin lashes out again at Russian Defense Ministry
The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, continues to make public his conflict with the Russian Defense Ministry, accusing the Russian military leadership of not providing enough ammunition for the assault on Bakhmut.
In a new video published today, Prigozhin reads out the order of the Russian Defense Ministry, which says "clearly that the withdrawal of the Wagner fighters from their positions will be regarded as treason." At the same time, the document allegedly states that the Russian …
Ukrainian Intelligence: Prigozhin does not intend to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut
Ukrainian intelligence believes that the founder of the Russian PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is not really going to withdraw his mercenaries from Bakhmut, as he said in a video message addressed to the Russian military leadership.
"Prigozhin is not going to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut. He made these statements because he cannot fulfill another promise - to capture Bakhmut by May 9. Therefore, he is now trying to make someone guilty of this, because he understands that he can no …
Wagner PMC owner Prigozhin threatens to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if ammunition is not provided
The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, gave the Russian Defense Ministry an ultimatum threatening to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if they are not supplied with ammunition.
"I appeal to Sergey Shoygu (Russian Defense Minister) with a request to provide ammunition immediately. In case of refusal, I consider it necessary to bring to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief (Putin) information about the existing problem and the expediency of Wagner units being in the village of …