Yevgeny Prigojin, the founder of Russian security company Wagner, said in a statement on his social media account that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s statement that it takes time to counterattack in the region does not reflect the truth.
Pointing out that the Ukrainian army is conducting intense clashes in Bahmut, Prigojin said, “Zelensky is lying, his counterattacks continue at full speed. In the direction of Artyömovsk (Bahmut), Ukrainian army units enter the flanks and unfortunately in some places this is successful.” made statements.
Explaining that they are in a difficult situation in Bahmut, Prigojin said, “The situation on Bahmut’s wings is developing according to the worst scenario predicted. The lands taken after months of struggle are thrown aside without a fight by those who should hold our wings.” commented.
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said in a statement today that Russian troops continue to advance in the western parts of Bahmut.
Emphasizing that the airborne troops are helping the Russian troops in the region, Konashenkov said, “Airborne troops are helping them and squeezing the Ukrainian troops on the flanks.” made its assessment.