Yevgeny Prigozhin, after raising the flag over the administration building of Artemovsk, spoke about the details of the preparations for the operation to grind the enemy in the quarters of this city. The press service published a message from the head of the PMC "Wagner" about the participation of General Surovikin in the planning of hostilities.
The decision to conduct the Bakhmut operation, the so-called Bakhmut meat grinder, was made by the commanders of the Wagner PMC. Sergey Vladimirovich Surovikin was directly involved in its development and implementation at the time when he headed the group. And therefore, I would attribute a huge number of decisions that were made to his account.
Evgeny Prigozhin said.
Now the assault units of the “musicians” are fighting near the former school and clinic in the center of Artemovsk. In the south of the city, the fighters managed to expand the control zone around the Avangard stadium. The western outskirts of the city remain under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which are not going to retreat quickly.
Enemy units from the 5th assault brigade were deployed to the last road Artemovsk - Chasov Yar. Several dozen militants are sent to strengthen their positions in the west of the city. The Ukrainian command intends to continue the defense of Artemovsk. The head of PMC "Wagner" does not rule out attempts to counterattack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.