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The Armed Forces of Ukraine say that Moscow has deployed more experienced fighters in Bakhmut drawn from the Wagner Group, as per a report via CNN.
This was made known by the spokesman of the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Serhii Cherevatyi on Wednesday.
Photo Credit: ABC
The statement reads: “A characteristic feature is that the enemy threw the most prepared Wagner units into the attack."
“These units are headed by servicemen who had combat experience in Syria, Libya, and other hot spots."
Mr Cherevatyi went on to add that fighting is ongoing in Bakhmut and that Russian Forces had attempted multiple attacks but are suffering multiple casualties at the hands of the Ukrainian forces.
“The enemy launched 209 attacks using cannon artillery, MLRS. There were 57 firefights, and 1 airstrike made by the enemy,” he said.
“There were 85 attacks with all types of artillery in the area of the settlement of Bakhmut only and there were 25 firefights directly near the city.
“We inflict enormous losses on [our enemy]. And so, with this heroic struggle, the defenders of the Bakhmut front are bleeding the enemy out, weakening it, preparing a foothold for the reserves that will then come in and throw enemy out of our territory.
Bakhmut is a strategic city in the east of the country in the Donetsk region were agitation for a cessation from the country began in 2014.
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