In Bakhmut, Wagner mercenaries are forced to ask for support from Russian regular army in battles - Cherevaty
The spokesperson for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty, said that mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner had lost their resources to conduct combat operations in the Bakhmut area. Now, the Wagner mercenaries are forced to ask for support from the Russian regular army.
Cherevaty said this on Wednesday, March 29, on the broadcast of the national telethon "United News". According to him, the Wagner PMC suffers heavy losses every day and is no longer able to conduct offensive operations near Bakhmut on its own.
"Due to the daily losses of over a hundred, and sometimes more than two hundred killed, they lack personnel, even these former prisoners. We see that the dynamics are such that they are forced to be reinforced by units of the occupier's regular army," Cherevaty said.
According to the speaker, the Wagner mercenaries are asking the "second army of the world" for support from aviation and artillery, so they are by no means autonomous.
Cherevaty stressed that Wagner remains the main enemy force in the Bakhmut area, but the Russians have been trying to capture the town for nine months, and the Ukrainian Defence Forces are now stabilising the front.
Earlier, the Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that the Wagner mercenaries were suffering huge losses in the Bakhmut area and were running out of steam. The Ukrainian Defence Forces may soon take advantage of this.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- Ukraine's defence forces managed to drive back the Wagner PMC militants from the key road 0506 connecting Chasiv Yar and Khromove.
- The enemy continues its attempts to capture Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, using not only the occupiers but also media efforts. The Russians are trying to shift the focus on the battle for the town, presenting it as an "apocalyptic event".
- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy explained why it is so important for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to hold Bakhmut. According to him, it is extremely important for Ukraine to hold on to the city, primarily in a political sense.
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