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Wagner chief declares ‘Bakhmut captured’

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Wagner Group private military company chief Evgeny Prigozhin © Telegram / Prigozhin’s Press-Service.

Evgeny Prigozhin dedicated the “formal” seizure of the key Donbass city to a killed Russian war blogger.

The head of the Russian private military company (PMC), Evgeny Prigozhin, has announced a milestone achievement in the battle for the city of Artryomovsk (known in Ukraine as Bakhmut), publishing a video allegedly taken in front of the town’s administrative building on Sunday evening.

“We hoisted the Russian flag with the inscription ‘Good memory to Vladlen Tatarsky’ and the flag of PMC Wagner on top of the city administration of Bakhmut,” Prigozhin said in the clip.

Prigozhin’s announcement comes just hours after prominent Russian military blogger Tatarsky (real name Maksim Fomin) was killed in an apparent improvised explosive device blast in a café in Saint Petersburg on Sunday afternoon.

“Legally speaking, Bakhmut is taken. The enemy is concentrated in the western districts,” the head of the PMC added.

The battle for Artyomovsk/Bakhmut has emerged as one of the most intensive and bloody engagements of the armed conflict in Ukraine, with both sides reportedly suffering significant casualties. Western officials have claimed that the city poses no strategic military value, but Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky pledged to defend it as long as possible after proclaiming the city a fortress.

Kiev’s attempts to cling onto Bakhmut, regardless of the losses, has “almost destroyed the Ukrainian army,” Prigozhin claimed earlier this week. However, Wagner fighters, who led the charge to capture the city, also took “a serious beating,” he acknowledged.

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Source:RT News

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  1. Western MSM will say that Kiev is not a strategic city as well when it gets blown to pieces and that Zelensky being hung from a lamppost doesn’t pose any threats to Ukraine. What do we know Simon? Well Wendy Zelensky is hanging from a lamppost but he’s absolutely fine and the cruise missiles exploding in the city are just pretend so nothing to see here. Thanks Simon, now to important news of Trump being handcuffed to Ronald MacDonald today………..🙄


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