Head of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed on Tuesday, April 11 that his forces now control 80 percent of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia´s Wagner mercenary group has announced that his forces are now in control of over 80 percent of Bakhmut.
This announcement by Prigozhin comes after months of efforts by Russia led to one of the bloodiest battles, since the start of the war in February 2022.
In a video posted by a Russian military blogger, cited by Reuters, Prigozhin said, “In Bakhmut, the larger part, more than 80% is now under our control, including the whole administrative centre, factories, warehouses, the administration of the city”.
Meanwhile, a statement Serhiy Cherevatyi, spokesman for Ukraine’s Eastern Military said said that “The situation is very difficult of course given that this is a priority target for the enemy and let us say the most aggressive units of theirs are concentrated there”.
He also stated that “The situation in Bakhmut was under control”, adding “Kyiv would not allow its troops to be encircled”.
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