Russian MOD: Troops keep pressing on in W. Bakhmut as Wagner says it’s to withdraw from frontline
Keep up to Date & Bypass the Big Tech Censorship
Get uncensored news and updates, subscribe to our daily FREE newsletter!
Russian defence ministry said on Friday (May 5) that the assault units kept pressing on with offensive actions in the western part of Bakhmut.
The airborne troops provided support to the advancing assault units, the defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov routinely added.
He also said that Russian forces destroyed a bridge by which Ukrainians attempted to deliver ammunition and move reserves.
Konashenkov’s remarks came on the same day when the founder of the Wagner Group private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, threatened to withdraw from Bakhmut unless the Russian top military brass provides the mercenary force with enough ammunition. He blamed the lack of ammunition for the heavy losses among his men.
"If elder brother Prigozhin and Wagner Group withdraw from Bakhmut, the General Staff will lose experienced warriors. But younger brother Kadyrov and Akhmat Battalion will accept their positions in Bakhmut."— James Porrazzo (@JamesPorrazzo) May 5, 2023
– Ramzan Kadyrov, a close friend of Prigozhin
Be True to Yourself! 💪 pic.twitter.com/1FHQSNDZh9
⚡️#BREAKING Head of PMC "Wagner" Yevgeny Prigozhin said that he is already contacting representatives of Ramzan Kadyrov to start transferring positions in Bakhmut (Artemovsk)— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) May 6, 2023
"A little more than two square kilometers remain in Bakhmut. Bakhmut will undoubtedly be taken by… pic.twitter.com/404Mpym3No