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The head of the Wagner Group acknowledged that the situation in Pakmut was “extremely difficult” for the pro-Russian invaders.

The head of the Wagner Group acknowledged that the situation in Pakmut was “extremely difficult” for the pro-Russian invaders.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of the Russian mercenary Wagner

Wagner, head of the Russian mercenary force, Evgeny PrigoginePakmutin described the situation in eastern Ukraine as “extremely difficult” and assured that Ukraine is fighting “every meter”.

The situation in Pakmut is very difficult, the enemy fights for every meter, and the closer you get to the city center, the more intense the battles are.“, said Prigozhin, quoted by his press service.

According to him, the Ukrainian armed forces are increasingly sending “heavy reserves” to the city, which the Russians have been trying to capture since last summer.

Once upon a time, Prigogine He promised that Wagner’s units in the city were “advancing”.Both sides consider the future of the Great War for Donbass crucial.

“We’re making progress and we’re going to keep making progress,” Wagner’s boss said.

Ukrainian fighters on the Pakmut Front (Reuters)

Wagner added, Russia’s main offensive force in Donetsk. Finally received a portion of the requested ammunition.

“Guys from the Ministry of Defense, they even come from Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Avdivka, where there is heavy fighting, with ammunition for us,” he said.

A group of mercenaries this weekend Received 27 trucks loaded with ammunition.

I think we’ll keep getting them”, despite earlier criticism from the Russian military leadership for not receiving help from the paramilitary group, he dismissed the suggestion that there was a conflict between Wagner and the military.

Over the weekend, fighters from the paramilitary group reportedly occupied advantageous positions in the industrial area of ​​the Pakmut Azom metallurgical plant, according to Andrei Marochko, a representative of the Russian-imposed authorities in Luhansk.

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According to Márochko, these positions allow Russian troops to “control the movements of the enemy and create a good beachhead for the future advance of our forces.”

The Ukrainian military announced on Monday that they were fighting “Fierce fight” to control the center of Bakmut.

Wagner’s attacking units attacked from different directionsThe Ukrainian military said at a briefing that it “must advance towards the central neighborhoods”. “Our defenders are inflicting significant losses on the enemy in heavy fighting“, he added.

A Ukrainian soldier carries a shell for a 2S5 Zyatsint-S self-propelled howitzer before firing at Russian troops outside the town of Bajmut (Reuters).

Pakmut, a city of 70,000 people before the Russian invasion began in February 2022 The center of the fight East facade.

The city has become a symbol of both Ukraine and Russia, which suffered heavy losses in the war, although according to observers its strategic importance is minimal.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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