the head of Russian mercenary Wagner group claimed on Tuesday that his forces are now in control over 80% of war-torn city of Bakhmut in Eastern Ukraine, after the recent boom in fighting.
Great Ukrainians military Officials did not address these allegations directly But they said their forces are steadfast against fierce attacks in What was once city of 70,000 soldiers and the maintenance of the Russian forces in check.
Russia’s months-long effort has been spearheaded by Wagner fighters capture Bakhmut. Trench warfare and continuous artillery fire drawn comparisons with World War I because of huge losses that occurred on Both sides.
Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin told his troops, who She played a major role role in Russian progress in East was pressing on with cordon them off of Bakhmut.
In Bakhmut the bulk, more More than 80% are under our control now, including the whole administrative center, factories, warehouses and administration of the city,” He said in video posted by Rossi military Blogger.
Russian installer head of Donetsk regionand one of Four regions declared annexed by Moscow last In September, he said, Russian forces backed up the Ukrainian defenders at corner.
“In the western regions where their units have dug in, they have no choice but to come forward And give themselves up”Russian news The agencies quoted Denis Pushlin as telling state television.
Serhiy Cherevatyi, spokesperson for The situation told the Eastern Military Command in Ukraine in He added that Bakhmut was under control Kyiv no allow outflank its forces.
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar admitted that Bakhmut “took the main hit” in fighting. But, she said, Russian forces “are generally losing us in street battles So they simply destroy all buildings and structures.
Kyiv says Need more The best Western weapons to beat Russia, and senior Ukrainian officials pressed ahead with Their attempt to convince the Allies to open up stocks.
Ironclad United States support
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday on Twitter that he had received confirmation of Ironmongery United States support from the secretary of Anthony blinking state.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday, new supplies pledged of assault rifles machine Guns and ammunition.
Prigozhin was previously made Allegations of Russian control of Mining city who turned out To be premature, but Ukraine recognizes this situation in What you call “Fort Bakhmut” is now very difficult.
Russia says the capture of Bakhmut will open up Possibility for future Attacks across Ukraine, while Kyiv And the West says the broken now city It has only symbolic significance.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to continue to defend Bakhmut, however last Week admitted the possibility of withdrawing troops back if they were in danger of trapped.
Russian forces have made Only incremental gains in their advance through eastern Ukraine. Kyiv says The opposing forces suffered heavy losses after launching the mobilization of about 300,000 men late last year.
less house of Russians parliament on Tuesday’s move to fill in the gaps in Draft by electronic entry military Leaf projects for the first time in that it history. Government officials said there was no plans to force more men to fight in Ukraine.
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