On January 9, the headquarters of the DPR Defense Ministry officially confirmed that the Russian armed forces took control of the village of Bakhmutskoye located on the outskirts of Soledar.
The first reports about the Russian control of the village came about a week ago. Today, the information was confirmed by local military officials. In their turn, Wagner fighters have earlier claimed that they do not claim control of a settlement immediately after the enemy leaves it but wait for several days in order to assure security in the area.
The village of Bakhmutskoe is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the town of Soledar. After the end of the mop up operation in the village, Russian fighters advanced along the road and entered Soledar.
By now, street fighting has already broken out in the central district of the city of Soledar.
On January 9, the head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed that the battle for the city administration building is currently ongoing in the very center of Soledar. The building of Soledar City Council is also located next to the administration building.
Footage of street fighting in Soledar, filmed by the Ukrainian soldiers confirmed the claims. The following video was made near the houses on Karpinsky Street, close to the city administration building.
Fighting in the center of Soledar was also confirmed by the satellite imagery which showed a large fire in the area:
The Ukrainian garrison in Soledar is tactically surrounded. After Wagner fighters took control of Yakovlevka located to the north of Soledar, they advanced in the fields and blockaded the town from the north.
The defense is held by scattered detachments of the AFU formations, which are suffering heavy losses and and lack of military supplies. As a result of the lack of communication, their retreat is badly coordinated and leads to more deaths in Ukrainian ranks.
Ukrainian units have mainly retreated to the western part of the city and are attempt to defending their hideouts in multi-storey buildings and salt mines. To the north, the AFU are still holding their positions in the area of the “Artemsol” plant.
Some sources claim that the Ukrainian garrison is preparing for retreat from the town. However, the Ukrainian military command may decide to continue battle for Soledar despite the growing losses in an attempt to inflict as much damage to the advancing Russian fighters as possible.
Although the information about the complete liberation of Soledar by Russian forces does not correspond to reality yet, Ukrainian forces and their foreign comrades found themselves in a critical position.
MORE ON THE TOPIC:
- In Video 18+: Heavy Losses Of The AFU In Soledar
- Military Situation In Bakhmut-Soledar Region, Ukraine, On January 7, 2023 (Map Update)
- Russian Fighters Reached Center Of Soledar
Tell me how many days idiotic Ukraines will die tempted to inflict damage on the Russians??? 🤣
as many as Bidens clown-fuhrer can catch and put in uniform ..he must get a bounty on KIAs.
you do realise that those idiotic ukies that die defending.. also take some russians with them? or do you think russia is not losing men in this attempt to take bakhmut? if it was easy, it would’ve been over by now. Loses are high on both sides, probably more for ukies, but deffinetly not 8 times more as reported
And precisely what’s the point to die for Biden? Jack, another DUMB-ASS trolling for US.
those that die have very little choice and i doubt they like biden or zelensky. Their choice is simple… go to the front and die fighting the russians or be shot in the back by nationalist idiotic nazi ukies. I live in Romania, what choice would i have if NATO would decide to send me to die in ukraine ? i could comply and hope to survive or be executed or “convinced” in some jail with beatings every day.
Sounds like the same choice the Russians have. War is hell. And the people who pay the highest price never benefit.
There is the third choice: once armed, kill commanding officers, kill Zelensky and his executive. Then make a deal with the Kremlin: no NATO, no missiles, no ethnic cleansing.
You can kill the officer when he comes to your house. You will probably die but If dozen do that they are fucked.
Looks like there are a few options from Romania – escape to Serbia, escape across Moldova to Transdnistria, or go on a long boat fishing trip, get ‘lost’ and end up in Crimea?
Defenders typically take fewer casualties then the attackers.
depends. Normaly, yes, but if the attackers are in no rush and just hammer the defensive positions with artilery until there is nothing left, casualties percents shift
Well, this is normally true, unless you fight for the Ukrainian Army in which case it is usually 2 to 3 times higher the casualties of the attacker
Not liberated yet. Claiming victory, doesn’t mean it was achieved. Azovstal took months to finish.
Ukrainian forces already reinforced the 7 miles stretch from Soledar to Bakhmut. Soledar has no strategic significance to anybody. That’s why it wasn’t even heavily defended. The attack by the Wagner freaks against Soledar is just a desperate attempt at a tactical victory to hide their humiliating defeat at Bakhmut.
Funny as the Ukraps lose somewhere suddenly “it is of no strategic value” ,LOL! I bet the Nazi loser homo’s will say the same about Bakhmut soon!
Either they fight the Wagner terrorists in Soledar or they fight them in Bakhmut it makes no difference to them. They’re just trying to stops the hordes from murdering more Ukrainian civilians. Ukrainian forces are already advancing steadily in the two other fronts. In Kharkiv and Kherson. They only need to keep the Wagner freaks from advancing.
Your the freak advocating for ethnic cleaning not us.
dude, the bullshit with the hordes that kill civilians… please sing that song to another table. If the russians wanted civilian casualties, ukraine would be the most horrific bloodbath by now.
Hitler probably said Berlin had no strategic value for Germany just before he blew his brains out and bit down on a cyanide pill.
Nooo no strategic, no operational and not even tactical significance. So tell me, why are the Ucraps wasting so many lifes for nothing????
Then why didn’t the Wagner freaks attack Soledar during all the six months they’ve been in Bakhmut? It’s been right there the whole time. Why did they finally attack Soledar now after all that time?
i guess we will see . I expect to see a powerful russian offesive in 1-2 months at the most. Ukies also claim they will launch an offensive in 1-2 months .. time works for the russians as long as Putin remains in power and is not backing down
Cause the Khazars want Ukraine to be Kazaria again.
From an imbecile what do you expect other than imbecilities ? Off course, when nazi bandera retards loose something it’s always: ‘it had never any strategic value….’ and other bullshit like that. Oh, no, you morron faggot, as Pamfil Military Academy said long time ago, SOLEDAR is the GATE for Backmuth, and Backmut is the key for Seversk. And SEVERSK, is the gate for the ukroshit bastards collapse on entire north Donetsk front, you wank of a drunken monkey ! It’s not good to take first Backmut, just to follow the mentioned path and russian will maximize ukrotards losses and minimize own. Just sit and you will see how this will be revealed. Sit, sit down, motha fucker fascist dog !
You didn’t answer the question, whore. Why did the Wagner freaks attack Soledar now after six months if it was so strategically important for them?
Because you’re an idiot knowing nothing about military. Because you imbecile retard piece of shit, if they were shown a sign of that, Soledar would have been fortified just as strong as the Backmut now. War means also to deceive the opponent, cretin.
You’re six months late in trying to deceive your opponent, you idiot. Because Ukrainian forces have spent all those months reinforcing that front so there is no deception. You just can’t admit that Wagner freaks have been defeated and are desperately changing tactics.
what i really fear is that ukros will colapse terribly , Russia will strike from Belarus but not towards kiev, instead towards Lvov to cut the NATO weapons supply and faced with losing all their investment in Ukraine, NATO will do an idiotic thing and send troops on the ground, polish troops under the pretext of protecting polish natives from ukraine, romanians under the same reasons and the rest to support the NATO army. From there, it’s WW3 .. god only knows…
Warum so spät? Das hatte ich schon vor paar Wochen hier gesagt. Russland muss im West-Ukraine so schnell wie möglich die Nato-Waffenlieferung abschneiden. Ansonsten wird dieser Krieg für Russland unangenehm. Warum sich das Leben schwerer machen, wenn es einfacher gehen kann?
That will never happen. I mean striking towards Lvov because that means leaving Belarus flanks open to Poland. Also striking again Kiev is unlikely as a strategy now because of the tremendous mined areas but would be a very good stratagem to collapse entire ukroshit fronts. It is possible only adopting the february pattern: lighting fast armor moved along highway but only from the east side of Kiev. But anglo-nazi’s know that and took measures against that by mining all wooded areas, leaving only one option: drive between the single highway between the woods ! That is extremely risky for ambushes. Also ukroshits get alongside that road ‘choke points’. Pamfil Military Academy tell that is very dangerous and personally I wouldn’t take such move ever despite is very tantalizing.
Striking against Kiev is also unlikely because the Russian Special Forces have been completely wiped out and now you’re begging for help from the Wagner freaks. You lost the battle for Kiev a long time ago so there’s no Kiev anytime ever.
Special Forces would determine the outcome of a modern battle for a major city? The notion that the Russian Special Forces were eliminated is just silly. More Ghost of Kiev Ukretardation. You kooky identitarians got the state handed to you by the US, you overplayed your hand because you’re retarded, and now a big chunk of the country is lost to the Russians, and your country is in a shambles. What could you Banderpites have been thinking with eight years of provocation of the Russians? You’ve been claiming for one hundred years that they’re trying to conquer the world and so you figured an ethnic cleansing operation in Donbas while clamouring to host US nukes and providing a vector for US assaults on Russia was a good idea? What response did you Ukretards expect from the Russians?
Well done, liberate all of Donetsk
“Although the information about the complete liberation of Soledar by Russian forces does not correspond to reality yet, Ukrainian forces and their foreign comrades found themselves in a critical position.” AND I HOPE THAT THESE “FOREIGN COMRADES” GET WHAT THEY DESERVE, WHICH IS A ONE WAY TICKET TO BANDERA.
It’s a sad story dying for the Globalists who in the end will pick clean the bones of Ukraine doesn’t make sense 😔 😞
send another clown car…
Zelensky the jew is using Ukrainian Christians as cannon fodder AFU units or individuals working with them should surrender to save their lives ……