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Military Overview On January 16, 2023: Wagner Fighters Achieved New Successes On Bakhmut-Soledar Front Lines

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Military Overview On January 16, 2023: Wagner Fighters Achieved New Successes On Bakhmut-Soledar Front Lines

Wagner artillery in action

After the recent victory of Russian forces in the city of Soledar, they continued their advance in the Bakhmut-Soledar region. 

On January 15, both Russian and Ukrainian sources confirmed that area of the mine #7 located to the north-west of Soledar had come under Russian control. Thus, the city of Soledar has come under full control of Russian forces. According to the Russian military reporters, more than 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 3 armored combat vehicles and 3 cars were destroyed during the day in the area.

Military Overview On January 16, 2023: Wagner Fighters Achieved New Successes On Bakhmut-Soledar Front Lines

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The assault of Wagner units in the town of Sol located on the north-western outskirts of Soledar continues. Fighting is ongoing in the area of the railway station of the same name. Most of the town has already come under Russian control. The military reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine transferred to the are have not yet led to any success of the Ukrainian military. The Wagner units are expected to declare victory in Sol in the coming days.

UPDATE:

Wagner fighters confirmed full control of the Sol town:

Military Overview On January 16, 2023: Wagner Fighters Achieved New Successes On Bakhmut-Soledar Front Lines

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Russian forces also launched offensive near the village of Razdolovka located near the Soledar-Seversk road.

To the south-west of Soledar, battle for the village of Krasnaya Gora continues. Wagner fighters have recently entered the village from the north. Fighting is also ongoing on the outskirts of Parakovievka. On January 16, the AFU launched a small-scale counter-offensive operation in the area of Paraskovievka – Podgornoye, but failed to advacne.

Many Russian military reporters arrived in the city of Soledar, who confirmed that the city is secured by Russian fighters:

 

 

Russian victory in Soledar which is located 10 km from Bakhmut (Artemovsk) allows Russian forces develop their offensive in one of the main strongholds of the AFU in Donbass.

On the afternoon of January 16, according to preliminary reports, Wagner fighters entered the village of Klesheevka. The reports are yet to be officially confirmed by Wagner sources. The village was already surrounded from the eastern, southern and western direction. The Ukrainian units which are defending the strategically important settlement were doomed.

The first video confirmed the deployment of the French 155-mm/39 towed TRF1 cannon transferred to the AFU near Bakhmut. The first batch of six TRF1s was delivered to Ukraine on December 12:

 

 

Thus, the city of Bakhmut was surrounded from both northern and southern directions. Control of Klesheevka will allow Wagner fighters enter the city from the north-west, as well as cut the road used for supply of the Ukrainian garrison in Bakhmut.

After Wagner units took control of Opytnoe, they entered the city from the southern outskirts. Fighting is ongoing in the area of Maly Troitsky Lane.

In the south-eastern part of the city, Russian fighters continue the mop up operation neat the Fedor Maksimenko Street.

In the east, Wagner assault units are advancing along Patrice Lumumba Street, where the AFU attempt to counterattack.

Fighting is ongoing in the north-eastern part of Bakhmut, where Wagner fighters are storming Ukrainian positions in the forest area after they took control of  Trudovyh Reservov street. Fighting is also ongoing in the private sector along Sovkhoznaya Street.

 

Russian barrage ammunition hits an American M777 howitzer in the Bakhmut area:

 

 

Wagner fighters are not in a hurry to advance towards the city center in Bakhmut. They will likely wait until all the roads used for military supplies of Ukrainian forces in the city are cut off or come under fire control of Russian artillery. They will soon launch the mop up operation on the city streets and destroy the remaining units of the AFU.

The Ukrainian military is already suffering heavy losses on the city streets and on the front lines in the region. Judging by the decision of the Ukrainian military command not to withdraw troops from Soledar even after the defense in the city was doomed, the Ukrainian grouping is likely to remain in the city of Bakhmut until it is completely destroyed.

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7even-N-6

War Gonzo correspondents are the REAL DEAL, right in the middle of the action. Unlike CNN like Andreson Cooper who says he is in the middle of a war zone then his nose disappears live on television because in reality he’s in front of a green screen just like Zelensky whenever he appears to be somewhere in Ukraine he’s always in front of a green screen.

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Crazycanuck

Your a inbred piece of fecal matter . Where is your midget master during all this EH

William White

Go home crazy BOT, you’re boring and you lie!

Furkan

Erdogan is very corrupt and dangerous dictator

War

Look like you are C.I, A.

Cromwell

In the Kremlin laughing you Nazi trash.

Furkan

Erdogan is worse bro

Furkan

Erdogan support Isis

Jack

funny how the idiots scream Slava Ukraini, just because they were able to fire a gun 3 times … these morons think they can defeat Russia .. HA HA

USA is a shithole, EU is becoming one

Do they realise all those bombs are doing damage on Ukrainian territory? They are destroying places and goods that would have been untroubled if Russia would have not being attacked.

Hasbara Hunter

Sol railway station under full control of Wagner PMC, Kleshcheevka won’t last very long either…Bakhmut will slowly crumble, grinding UkroNazis & NATO-Mercenaries along the way…Nazis are very good fertilizer….

Furkan

i am turk Erdogan is worse than Zelensky Erdogan is the biggest liar

Furkan

Erdogan love Isis and jihadist terrorist

Furkan

Erdogan is a snake

Moaning Lisa Smile

I am glad there are turks outhere to see what ergogan really is as well the islamist party AKP. Take care buddy, whatch you back …

ZZZ

The ftm faggot Cooper is the daughter of MTF faggot and murderer Gloria Vanderbilt. Journos and elite are the same people

7even-N-6

Yes I am aware of who he is and his family, he is a Vanderbilt you are correct.

Romanian whore

The real truth is that russians can afford to have 10x more casualties than now to achieve the total victory, but the Ukropizdan NATO whore NOT. 200.000 russian KIA is totally manageable by a 200 million population, but a 2.000.000 ukroshit KIA is not for a much less population of Cocalenski reich with about 40 million. Because that means a total annihilation of an entire young generation for nothing. which will path the way for the owners of Ukraine, the globalist khazarian americunt mobsters, to relocate en mass asian or north afrikan ‘new blood’, according to the schizopherenic guru of globalism, Kalergyi.

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bert33

Russia has thermobarics. And eventually rolling gun drones. Ukraine apparently has a good supply of methamphetamine.

Clyde

It’s 2023 and .1% fatal casualties in a population is not “manageable”. Russia is subject to an unrelenting hybrid assault by the US, significant aspects of which are directed at causing unrest in the civilian population. While it is absolutely better for Russia to fight the US on Ukrainian soil, and this is an existential war for the Russian state, it is a much harder sell in Russia than in the failed Ukrainian CIA project. Nobody wants to be the last Russian to die squashing the US proxy force. This is why a professional force like Wagner is required. The Russians have put the psychological pressure on the Ukrainians, who will have to choose whether or not their OUN 2.0 cult is really worth their lives.

Jon

The Ruskie Psyops are building to a crescendo but the ground truthing will resolve the difference between words and deeds. In the meantime Pergozin insults Gerazimovs troops as inept. Seeks to advance his own fortunes at the expense of Putin. And where’s Kadyrov? There can only be one big dog.

Clyde

You’re babbling about “Russkie psy-ops” as the ATO of the failed Ukrainian CIA project hits the ninth anniversary and Ukrainians are relentlessly killing civilians with bombardment in Donbas. Suicide. It can work for you if you give it a chance, cunt.

banderitelivesdontmatter

the longer this takes the more pain and suffering inflicted upon the pro banderite ukrainian people and governments, Take as long as you like WPMC, take a year to bleed everything in the city if you like, Russia is in no rush to stop denazification. Starve them, shoot them, explode them, no matter, just do not let a single banderite, nazi, merc or “Comfort driver” escape death in Bakhmut. Slava Stupidity and its meat puppets

banderitelivesdontmatter

oh look, six versions of his demented self came by to downvote, all at the same time within 10 minutes….LMFAO.

Dzaili

A few months ago, the things clicked for me. The new blood brought to Europe over the past few years will have to pay for that trip retroactively. They will be given uniforms, a short training and will be sent to the meat grinder. The ones that survive can stay.

Crazycanuck

Did the Wagner fruits move A hundred feet , do they bring there own body bags now lol EH

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Steven C Craig

Plenty of body bags for the Ukro scum that are stacked up like fire wood. Slutlenski continues wasting young untrained Ukros by trying to hold every inch. The UA will soon collapse. Have another Molson Canadian SOT. lol EH!

Lawrence Hill

Those Wagner fighters deserve every kopek they earn in these endeavors and the gratitude of a nation for their commitment and effectiveness in a righteous cause. Now, if they can manage to live honestly and in peace when they retire to civilian life in Russia, or wherever, the circle will be complete.

S-500

Many inmates into the ranks of Wagner has proven a good fighters because they have developed the sense of the alertness due their lifes inside dangerous jails and during life as a assaulters fugitives..etc…

Georgeous George

They should be employed as instructors in the RF army.

NazisMustDie

Advances are always good. But even better is to grind them Nazis into pieces first, this is the utmost priority.

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William White

better to surround them, starve them, flood the tunnels with gas and wait. why die for nothing? Go Wagner!!!!

Emanuel Gomes Bueno - Brasil

Glória ao Grupo Wagner! Vitória e poder aos soldados russos!

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Disinfo

That video was used before .

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DavaRo

Russians are rights and will win this war against silly West world. Now then and ever.

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Bielec

From a military point of view, this cannot be called a “success” until Russians reach the fortified heights of land along the arc: Lyman – Slavyansk – Kramatorsk – Konstantinovka. Then, Russia needs to secure Doneck – it is too close to Ukrainian territory and vulnerable to shelling. I know it is difficult but we are not talking here about some street skirmishes between punks. We are talking about the “mighty” Russian army. It seems that only volunteers and contractors are fighting. Where is the real army?

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Blaubeere

Therefore, it is urgent time to liberate Avdeevka finally. It is very painful that the Ukrops still occupy this town and have their positions there they can use to shoot Donezk.

Joseph Day

The fronts not just in Bahkmut, and Wagner’s are supported with artilary. The point is the heavy Ukraine losses

iwan

Are you guys also here to make fun of this russian propaganda?

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Johannes Ekhman

And no independent sources have so far confirmed Soledar totally taken by RF forces.

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Joseph Day

Go and confirm it then

helen

What is the Ukrainian soldier on the left doing with his cell phone, when he’s next to the French ultra modern canon? Is he using the phone as a torchlight or is he entering GPS data? Or scanning a QR code with the GPS data? (or is this canon not so ultra modern, after all?)

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CentralAsianStudies

Using the flashlight to see something. Can’t blame them tbh. Dark muky conditions. Probably has dirt on it. Their coordinates are given to them by radio as texting is dangerous and gives away position much easier. That said, I’m not sure if this group is still alive or operational as they stayed in that location pretty long. If they were close to the front they would have been taken out by counter batter fire fairly quickly. Shoot and scoot. They aren’t doing this which means they aren’t I’m immediate harm. Also if you scrub the video of the music you’ll hear there instead much in terms of gunfire or bombardment in the distance, which if this was near Bakhmut, would be very audible. It can be heard for well over 20miles especially with the Russians Using Thermobaric Weapons in the quantity that they have been in recent days.

Vlad the Sissy from Rumania

Tires on the howitzer do not have dust on them. Even treads are clean 😆😆😆😆

They are shooting at empty spaces. The whole setup was to make a nice video for Instawhoring and TikTok booty shaking. It is not even close to the Front.

The fatties with squeaky clean clothing and clean boots. Not a care in the world. Probably officers by the looks.

Facts

Wagner fighters are convicts from Russian prisons.

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CentralAsianStudies

Some are. Most are not. Also those who are criminals are put into the worst fighting. They fight for reduced sentences and payment. The fact remains though thay serious offenders are not within the group as having rapists, murderers and such will result in heavy backlash in Russia, far too much to contain. Lots of petty criminals and small time gang members and such. They make decent fighters and will make a future for themselves having money and valuable military skills. Also lots learn to operate heavy machinery which is a good skill if they become construction workers or other such employment options. Though many might stay in the Wagner group. The Pay is good. They are guaranteed food and water and housing when not in war, and apparently they have benefits from their contracts that extends to vacation/pensions etc.

Facts

Little of what you say reflects reality. Where do you get your information? Definitely not from captured Wagner guys in Ukraine.

Ogasulu

“In the east, Wagner assault units are advancing along Patrice Lumumba Street,” there’s a reason why it is called that. The Slav should remember that the African is NOT your enemy. We both got/getting screwed/attack by same enemy.

Clyde

The Empire sees Russians and Africans as people to be pushed out of the way of their great project.

aamater

Páči sa mi tá mapa, ako je tam vidieť čo vlastne sa deje na frontovej línii. Ruské oslobodzovacie sily obchádzajú Bachmut a berú ho do kliešti. Múdra taktika boja. Po obkľúčení Banderovských fašistických svíň bude už ľahké ich doraziť. Bez zásob budú v pasci.

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aamater

Som rumunský kokot. Potrebujem čuráka negrov do môjho kreténa.

7even-N-6

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Senna

Само напред Русия.

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Cookie

What I cannot understand is why all those countries with U.S bases in their borders who don’t want them don’t see the Ukraine war as an opportunity to shake off the yoke?

Japanese public have always been annoyed by U.S personnel behavior, the U.S cannot sustain too many fronts as the Ukraine war soaks up more and more resources.

All the states who don’t want U.S on their soil have to do is club together as a block, recognize the new states in Ukraine and ask the U.S to leave.

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jens holm

me expert retired toilet cleaner—I predict denmark toilet nazi nation make more cheese than Greenland

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Jol

Vamos deixar de mentiras, os russos responsáveis pelo ataque a um edifício residencial em Dnipro, no leste da Ucrânia, serão julgados, a mão de Deus vai pesar por essa atrocidade, mataram crianças, mulheres, velhos, jovens, todos inocentes civis. Crime de guerra, os russos são peversos, não consegue derrotar o exército ucraniano, se vingar nos inocentes civis. Os mesmos russos que comemora cada bomba que cai na Ucrânia, matando inocentes, esses mesmos russos serão convocados para lutar na Ucrânia, e muitos vão morrer na Ucrânia. Breve Putin vai convoca-lo pra ir pra guerra.

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Karl Pomeroy

The milestone will be the DPR retaking Slavyansk. Onward!

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Peter Jennings

A safe & effective way of dealing with the howitzer plandemic spreading from nato.

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Anglo Suckers

Ukraine is Winning dont cha know

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Koseean

French 155-mm/39 towed TRF1 cannon is such a stupidly expensive looking towed howitzer. Why would you need fucking computers to operate the damn reload when you can just lift both the case and the warhead.

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banderitelivesdontmatter

the quick life and short deaths of banderites in Bakhmut area. much like blacks in North America thinking police direction is not their concern, these two believe that they have a voice in being disarmed in combat. bad life choices have instant reprocussions. two less banderite scumbags to worry about. https://twitter.com/James50_50/status/1613231892790398976?cxt=HHwWgMDS4f72rOMsAAAA

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