The city of Bahamut is the focus of conflicts in the wider region as it is of strategic importance for the conduct of military operations
The “boss” of the “Wagner” group announced on Wednesday the occupation of the village of Sako and Vanzheti (the name comes from the American anarchists) located about 20 kilometers from Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine (Artyomovsk for the Russians) Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The city of Bahamut it is the focus of conflicts in the wider region as it is of strategic importance for the conduct of military operations
“At 4 pm today, February 1, 2023, full control of Sacco and Vanzetti was taken by PMC Wagner assault units,” Prigozhin’s press service reported on Telegram.
The press service also published a photo of soldiers against the background of the only house that remained intact in the village.
Pro-Russian retired Lt. Col. Andrei Marochko of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” said earlier Wednesday that Russian forces have about 10 kilometers to cover to complete the encirclement of Bakhmut. However, Prigozhin clarified that the operational encirclement of the city has not yet been achieved.
Fierce fighting rages in the region of Bahamut. THE Denis Poussin, the pro-Russian “transitional leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” said that “Russian forces are working steadily to cut off supply routes for Ukrainian troops in the region and make an encirclement move.” He also claimed that the fighting had reached the outskirts of the city, including neighborhoods that had only recently been captured by Ukrainian units.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s government expects “maximum escalation” in the next two to three months in the conflict with Russia, as the Kremlin on Wednesday promised bonuses to Russian soldiers if they destroy NATO weapons.
Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Britain’s Sky News that he expected about half out of 320,000 men enlisted in Russia at the end of 2022 will take part in new Russian operations.
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