London: (Shadesofgalaxy) The Russian paramilitary organization “Wagner Group” has claimed control over the town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, while Kyiv has rejected the claim saying that the attempt has been foiled.
According to a foreign news agency, Russian media released a statement from Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who said that Ukrainians were now surrounded in the city center, as earlier Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hina Miliar had said. That heavy fighting is ongoing, however, claims by both sides have not been independently verified.
Wagner units have taken control of the entire area of Soledar, creating a cauldron in the center of the city in which civil fighting continues, with only Wagner’s fighters part of the Russian armed forces, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement on Tuesday. Not taking part in Soledar’s “Storm”.
Meanwhile Miliar had said a few hours earlier that the enemy was not paying attention to the heavy losses of his personnel and was continuing to storm with his recent activity, leaving only the scattered bodies of dead enemy fighters to reach our positions. Our warriors are defending bravely.
Earlier, the British Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that Russian troops and the Wagner group were now “likely” to be in control of the town.
On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that almost no one was alive in Soledar and that the entire walls were not left, which sounded like madness, and in a new address late on Tuesday, Zelenskyy praised the resilience of Ukrainian forces. .