PMC "Wagner" completely liberated the city of Artemovsk from the Armed Forces of Ukraine

On May 20, 2023, the city of Bakhmut (Artemovsk) in the DPR was completely liberated from Ukrainian troops. This was announced by the founder of PMC "Wagner" Yevgeny Prigozhin, who gave the details of what happened in the Donbass in a video message.

Against the backdrop of the city ruins and the “musician” fighters behind him, Prigozhin said that today at noon, i.e. at 12:00 Moscow time, the last section of this settlement was taken, which until recently remained under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We are talking about the microdistrict near the former monument to the aircraft (there was a stele of the MiG-17 fighter).

The operation to capture Bakhmut, the Bakhmut meat grinder, lasted 224 days. It began on October 8, 2022 in order to give the battered Russian army an opportunity to recover. For 224 days, the guys stormed this city. There were only Wagner PMCs here. There was not, as Konashenkov said, the Airborne Forces and anyone else who could help us. We helped ourselves. PMC "Wagner" came voluntarily to this war and began to liberate territories, protecting the interests of our Motherland. PMC "Wagner", generals, former law enforcement officers, the FSB and former prisoners of repeat offenders acted here as one well-coordinated team, as a single army

he said in the afternoon.

Prigozhin thanked the Russian people for their support, the dead soldiers and those who are in the ranks or who will come to fight shoulder to shoulder with the Wagner PMC in time. He expressed special gratitude to Generals Sergei Surovikin and Mikhail Mizintsev, who helped the "private traders" to carry out this operation.

And thanks to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin for giving us this opportunity and the high honor to defend our homeland.

- Prigozhin added, specifying that Wagner PMC had to fight not only with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but also with the Russian bureaucracy.

Summing up, Prigozhin indicated that on May 25, the Wagner PMC detachments would be withdrawn from Artemovsk to the rear, for rest and replenishment. The positions occupied will be handed over to the RF Armed Forces.

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  1. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 20 May 2023 18: 13
    Well done! My sincere respect to them and to all the fighters who are there behind the ribbon!
  2. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 20 May 2023 18: 16
    One can only congratulate the legendary PMC. But much depends on the width of the offensive front. Wishes only in one thing, so as not to lose vigilance in this city.
  3. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 20 May 2023 18: 50
    The Communist Party of the Russian Federation offered Deputy General Sobolev to choose between criticizing the Wagner PMC and party membership.

    The Communist Party faction made it clear to its member, Deputy General Viktor Sobolev, that his critical statements against the Wagner PMC could lead to expulsion from the party. This is reported by ASTRA journalists. According to the press secretary of the party Alexander Yushchenko, this situation was discussed at a closed meeting of the faction led by Gennady Zyuganov.

    "All armed units associated with the LPR and DPR, including the Wagner PMC, should not be criticized. We need a unified coordination of actions to ensure success at the front," Yushchenko summed up.

    Communist Party MP Denis Parfenov shared information that Zyuganov urged the Communists "not to succumb to provocations and be more precise in their statements." According to unofficial information, after discussion, Sobolev was offered a choice: either leave the Communist Party of the Russian Federation or stop making uncoordinated statements.

    According to Yushchenko, he does not see anything criminal in the statements of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner PMC, despite the presence of an article in the Criminal Code for insulting a government official.

    "Why defend Prigozhin for saying that he is not a 'cardboard', but different? A person is able to answer for himself, what can the party do here?" Yushchenko commented.

    A final decision on this issue has not yet been made. However, it is clear that the internal politics of the party has its limits and the members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation must respect them, especially in relation to critical statements.
  4. RUR Offline RUR
    RUR 20 May 2023 19: 10
    Ukraine has not yet confirmed ...
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 20 May 2023 22: 01
      Ukraine was not asked.
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  5. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 20 May 2023 19: 27
    Well, for two weeks the guys have a smoke break and it's time to fill Avdiivka with Solntsepeks and FABs to the fullest!
  6. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 20 May 2023 20: 09
    And yet, confirmation is needed from Bandera, even if in style

    retreated in an organized manner from an insignificant settlement

    There were too many captures followed by surrender (
  7. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 20 May 2023 20: 24
    REAL MEN!!!!!
    Not like some, they shit, and then they run like rats from a ship .....
    The French legion has faded from Central Africa ...
    British and American PMCs first faded from Iraq, and then from Afghanistan ...
    True, some are still present in the oil fields of Syria, but for now ......
  8. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 20 May 2023 20: 30
    Let's hope that after the warring of the Wagnerites with the RF Armed Forces, there will again not be a forced and much-needed retreat from the positions occupied by the blood-soaked "musicians".
  9. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 20 May 2023 20: 49
    We must develop the offensive! To Barcelona and Canary! Everything must be ours!
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 20 May 2023 22: 39
      You are kind of weird. laughing
      1. strange guest Offline strange guest
        strange guest (Strange Guest) 21 May 2023 10: 17
        Well, if you undertook to change the world order, then you should not limit yourself to Ukraine. She doesn't define it.
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  11. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 May 2023 21: 49
    224 days, for a city that you can’t immediately find on Yandex maps, with total superiority in all types of troops, except for the number of infantry.
    Maybe it just had to be demolished, anyway, it is no longer suitable for life?
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 20 May 2023 22: 37
      Serge, then can you tell me who is fighting on the side of the Ukrainian Zelensky? laughing
  12. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 20 May 2023 23: 34
    Quote: Dmitry Volkov
    Well, for two weeks the guys have a smoke break and it's time to fill Avdiivka with Solntsepeks and FABs to the fullest!

    The guys will certainly appreciate that the commentators from the Internet gave them as much as 2 whole weeks before sending them to new assaults.
    Although ... why so many?! Enough for a week!
    And it’s better to immediately go to the new fortified areas, so that the “patriots” from the Internet have someone to root for!
    Ole-ole-ole! Wagner ahead!
    Fans from cozy sofas.
  13. Eugene KGD Offline Eugene KGD
    Eugene KGD (Evgeny Gagarkin) 21 May 2023 00: 46
    UkroBioMusor will be disposed of
  14. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 21 May 2023 04: 18
    Quote: Dmitry Volkov
    Well, for two weeks the guys have a smoke break and it's time to fill Avdiivka with Solntsepeks and FABs to the fullest!

    If Wagner is continued, then it seems to me that Prigogine will take Zelya weakly, as before in Bakhmut, and it will most likely be Kyiv.
  15. Raymond Offline Raymond
    Raymond (Raymond) 21 May 2023 08: 04
    Like in American TV series, end of season 1, coming back soon with season 2...
  16. Lomlad Offline Lomlad
    Lomlad (Alex) 21 May 2023 16: 55
    PMC Wagner with victory! But why is the Russian Armed Forces still fighting so passively? When will the President of Russia and the Moscow Region wake up from hibernation? When will they give orders to beat the Bandera-fascist terrorists for real, using the full power of the non-nuclear Russian Armed Forces against a dangerous enemy?