Russian assault units continue to expand the bridgehead around Soledar and are close to surround the Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut. In recent days, Wagner’s fighters who operate in this area have achieved new victories.
On January 23, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed Russian control of the village of Krasnopolye (Kranopolevka) in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Two days before, on January 21, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, also claimed Russian control of the village. Acting head of the republic Denis Pushilin also confirmed that the mop up operation in the village has been completed.
Pushilin added that “not everything is so easy” in the region, because the enemy “resists”. “It is absolutely fair to say here that this is not an easy walk for the guys [Russian servicemen]. Every house, every facility, every enemy firing point is being gnawed out there,” he said. According to him, “the heaviest” and “bloody” battles are taking place in the region.
Krasnopolye is located north of the Sol railway station, 5 km from Soledar and about 20 km from Artemovsk (Bakhmut). After its liberation, Russian forces continued their offensive north from Soledar along one of the highways to Seversk and are breaking through new Ukrainian defense lines near the village of Razdolovka. Not far to the east, Wagner’s fighters are advancing near Veseloe.
Control over all settlements on the northwestern outskirts of Soledar will allow the Russian military to establish a bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Bakhmutka River.
18+: Ukrainian positions destroyed in Krasnopolye:
The AFU leaving the Soledar region:
Chechen special forces inspect the post office building in Soledar:
The main strategic goal of the Wagner fighters is the operational encirclement of Bakhmut, where, according to various reports, there are about 20 brigades of the AFU and foreign units. Today, the city is already in a tactical encirclement.
“The AFU have only one road left to get to Bakhmut, the rest of the ways were cut off,” the acting head of the DPR confirmed on January 24.
Previously, the AFU had three roads a railway track leading to Bakhmut to send reinforcement to the garrison. Now the control of two out of three highways is lost. From the northern direction of the AFU blew up a railway bridge in the area of Paraskoviyivka on January 24. As a result, the road to Slavyansk was blocked. From the western direction, the highway leading from Krasnoye (Ivanovskoye) is under the fire control of the Russians. Today, Russian forces need to cut the road to Chasov Yar or establish fire control of it to incircle the city of Bakhmut.
Shooting battle filmed by the AFU on the outskirts of Bakhmut:
To the north of Bakhmut, fighting continues for control of the villages of Krasnaya Gora and Blagodatnoe. Russian assault there began shortly after the liberation of Soledar in mid-January. Russian forces are advancing towards the Paraskovievka. On January 24, they entered the southeastern quarters of the town.
It is reported that the Ukrainian defense in the region is held by the 24 separate mechanized brigade from Lviv, which has already suffered heavy losses during the battles in the Podgorodnoe. It is reported that since the beginning of the year, the brigade has already lost about 800 servicemen who were killed and wounded.
In Bakhmut, fighting continues on the northeastern outskirts. The battle in the private sector continues on the streets of Sovkhoznaya and Trydovuk Reservov. Wagner fighters also advanced south through the forest area and reached the territory of the meat processing plant.
Fighting in the area of the meet processing plant:
In the eastern part of the city, there are battles in the industrial zone along Patrice Lumumba Street. Azov Nazis, “Georgian Legion” and other foreign mercenaries were deployed in this area.
Wagner fighters on the south-eastern outskirts:
In the southeastern part of the city, heavy fighting is ongoing in the private sector in Zabakhmutka. Battles continue on Vatutin Street. Wagner fighters are also moving west from Fedor Maksimenko Street. Fighting continues on the streets of Kotsyubinsky and Ivan Franko, where new Ukrainian positions were defeated.
Fighting on Vatutin Street:
On the southern outskirts of Bakhmut, Wagner fighters managed to take control of the residential quarters when advancing from their positions in Opytnoe. They broke through the enemy’s defenses and continue their assault in the area of the Mariupol Cemetery and Kotovsky Street.
To the west of the city, after the victory in Kleshcheyevka, Russian forces approached their main strategic goal to take control of the Bakhmut-Chasov Yar highway. To date, fighting continues in the area of the village of Ivanovskoe (Krasnoe). Russian control of it will allow them to cut the road to Bakhmut, which is already under the fire control of Russian artillery, as well as to shell the last road leading to the city from Chasov Yar.
On January 21, Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down over Bakhmut:
Shelling in the western districts of Bakhmut:
The Canadian Roshel Senator armored vehicle of the AFU destroyed in Bakhmut. Two soldiers were reportedly wounded, another was killed:
Sky News showed Ukrainian fortifications in Bakhmut, the reason why the cities are destroyed:
Firing point of the AFU in an apartment:
Russian units almost control all important heights in the area of the liberated village of Kleshcheyevka, this provides them with additional opportunities to attack Artemovsk (Bakhmut), Pushilin said. “The enemy resists, there are no prerequisites that he surrenders, puts down his weapons and retreats,” he added.
The fighting is going on in the eastern and southern parts of Artemovsk (Bakhmut), soon it will be possible to talk about the operational encirclement of Ukrainian troops in the city, commander of Russian Special Rapid Response Unit “Akhmat” Apti Alaudinov said.
Head of the Wagner PMC Evgeny Prigozhin claimed that “the goal in Bakhmut is to destroy the Ukrainian army in the vicinity of the city and to prevent any offensive actions in any direction of the front. All their combat-ready units of the AFU are sent to Bakhmut. And the Wagner PMCs destroy them, opening up operational opportunities in other areas”. To date, Wagner fighters are coping well with the task.
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Russia need some copium. Bakhmut won’t fall for at least 2 mouths.
It doesn’t need to fall. There are thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and foreign fighters in the city. They only have to encircle it and slowly tighten the noose. Like it or not, Bakhmut is already destroyed. The Ukrainians made sure of that. The city is empty. The only facilities of value are already secured in the north east and south by Russia, being the transportation facilities and rail hubs. After that, the Nazis and those unfortunate to get caught un the city will be pummeled by artillery and starved/frozen as winter sets in hard. Meanwhile the Russians are advancing along the front and killing tropes of Ukrainians every day. 10 or 12 wave of mobilization in Ukraine. Really starting to scape the bottom of the barrel. The city was lost months ago after the Russians begun their offensive in the region. Thanks for playing though.
Biggest cope i have ever read. Dream on young sailor loool
Cheering relentlessly for the Ukretards. So incompatible with your “black power” personae, there, there Lanza the li’l white incel.
Whites killing whites i support that all day . A skitzo calling me a white incel like it bothers me a nigger 😂😂looool
Aww, you’ve resorted to emojis like a real Ukretard, Lanza. Don’t be sad, li’l white incel. Maybe mommy can make you some Pizza Pops.
i’m not as old as your dumbass i remember when you called emojis cartoons. Im 6’6 how can i be a little incel you fat pedo
You are a lil incel loser from Mississippi or some similar hole. White trailer trash
You’re not 6’6 even with your cross-dresser stilettos. Dream on, pay-per-troll.
Your existence is the biggest most feeble attempt at cope possible
White bois say i’m coping while us blacks freely invade your lands. Loool
Lanza the li’l white incel regurgitating white supremacist propaganda! You’re a silly li’l white incel, Lanza.
He’s black as snow.
Beef is actually just a crappy beyond brains vegan patty… Everyone knows it but beef, beef still thinks he has testicular protein…but his tampons keep leaking all over his keyboard.
After a Year of War, the Russians finally get the bright decision to encircle Bahkmut, they should have done this in the beginning!
Crush them lads!!
ВАГНЕР – Лучшие в Аду! Great progress by Wagner!
mod can delete my comments, but they can’t delete Russian embarrassing blunder of Ukraine
Thanks for the tip, Lanza the li’l white incel.
Yes i must white be a incel with 12 inch bbc while you a 5’3 white incel talking shit with you 3-inch swc loooool keep commenting on all my post loser. 😂😂😂
Poor li’l white incel with your Ukretard emojis. Don’t cry, li’l white incel.
He’s not an incel. His sister’s monkey took pity on him and let him have his way up the back end. That’s how he got monkey pox in Wisconsin.
After that bit of vomitous BS I now realize that you’re in actuality, a low IQ tiny hat. You’re about as black as a banana. Noone has more of a repulsive fascination with sexual braggado and perversion than them.
You’re here to fock with us – not to find solutions to the messes you creeps have made of our world.
There is a meat processing plant? Explains why bakmut is called the meat grinder by Ru.
LOS JU DIOS ARMAN Y CREAN ESTAS GUERRAS PARA QUE EL GANADO HUMANO SOBRANTE Y MOLESTO MUERA EN MASA EN ESTAS ENTRETENIDAS GUERRAS POR QUE NUNCA MUESTRAN EN LA TV LOS CUERPOS DESTROZADOS Y TODOS CREEN QUE SON ALGO ASEPTICO Y LIMPIO PERO EN VERDAD ES UN INFIERNO MUGRIENTO LA GUERRA Y TODAS LAS GUERRAS !!!
Russia should use Father of all bombs to finish UFA units in Bakhmut
So we won again. Not yet?! WTF are we waiting for?
No, you still can’t have the Bandera Days butt-fuck festival in Donetsk. But you keep your trizub triple-dong dildo well-greased with Crisco and your black and red ribbons tied in your li’l khokhol and maybe next year in Donetsk, Ihor.
Who are “we”? You and your tapeworm, maybe?
Wagner is taking time out to load 1950 Ukrainian troops into coffins in Soledar and ship them back home. It will take 50 trucks 5 trips each. That takes time, so we’re not waiting for anything.
20 BRIGADES? Surround them and destroy them……………it is stupid for the AFU not to make tactical withdrawals and they need to be destroyed. How many POWs is Russia now reported to have?
I thinks its encircle, incircle is the largest circle a triangle can contain.
About time the russians started to gain some traction on this part of the front. I would have expected Russia to advance faster then what they have done in the past months. Hopefully they are done storing out their deficiencies and continue to press the initiative. Remove the ukro nazis from bakhmut and the rest of the donbass
Y de Odessa
More than a week ago Western independent media were saying the after Soledar Russia would encircle and take Bakhmut with thousands of Kiev nationalist forces and mercenaries trapped with surrender their only option
Why do they delete so many comments here? It doesn’t look good, they should just leave them.
Well done Russia, on to Kiev!
NATO-nazi scum fits perfectly to apocalyptic landscape.
The last 3 seconds of the last video, right sector nazi patch on that Ukrotard. Hopefully the patch, along with that nazi’s last video were taken from his dead cool hands. Does anyone think that the Russians are going to let these bastards walk out of there like Azovstal? I don’t, the Russians already have enough POWs to trade for 1 to 1 and still have thousands to spare. The Bhakmut crew of Ukrotards are some of the worst, it’s likely they will be assaulted and destroyed before they run out of food and ammo, time is money and the criminals in Oydessa need to be hung before next Christmas! Followed by the criminals in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and eventually DC. This ends, when every Rothschild and their puppets are DEAD!
Well done Russia! Wish you encircling and capture Bakhmut soon. Regards from Czech
It’s not the finish of Bakhmut yet, but the claws are very close to that bandera shithole. Maintaining a slow but sturdy advancement is the key to destroy all the nazi there without being need a second Mariupol. With same denazification pace Backhmut will fall in max. 1 month and not by encircle but by retreat of the hohol fascist pest to Chasov Yar. After that, relative easy and free way for Seversk and entrench in the south. Collapsing Seversk is the key for all north front. Despite very big production rates, still can’t understand why Russia don’t stick the nail deeper into the ukroshit ass urging its collapse. Russia needs 3.000 tanks to have a 90% guarantee to beat Kiev reich in 3 months by now; they accumulate about 1500 in reserve and need the same more. Asking for more from other friends, like India, China, Vietnam, Iran, etc coupled with a request for manpower from muslim countries (not to forgot how rusians and iranians save the syrians) of another 200.000 volunteers will seal all west globo-homo satanist conflict escalation and ‘surprises’. Syrian Tiger forces, IRGQ, Hezzbolah, etc, are almost craving to pay off to Jumerica the millions of killings across all ME. Still wondering why russians are so stubborn…….. eh, I know why but still don’t understand, they have plenty of opportunities.
China is the key. Western politicians (Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande) admitted Minsk’s agreement was a lie to give Ukraine more time to prepare for war. They have made a huge mistake by saying the truth. Nobody can seriously trust them now. China can be sure to be the next country to be attacked by the american empire. They should prepare themselves to the worse…
Absolutely agree. I don’t understand why China don’t react and help with everything possible the russians. This help can be returned back when China will confront the empire of the ‘Great Whore’ who sits on many ‘waters’ (translation: who rule/rob many peoples/nations). I think China wants but Russia is too proud to accept, which is a mistake.
Do not let the hohols and their Nato militants leave the city. Do not take any prisoners, especially the foreigner ones, display their rotten bodies to all over the world. Be fucking vicious!
They are there illegally on their own initiative as private individuals, and so should be put in jail by Russia and used for leverage against the west. These people are criminals and so should be jailed, but they are also victims of western propaganda and the tyrants who rule our countries.
Sería bueno que los combatientes de Wagner tengan el apoyo de municiones termobaricas del TOS 1 Buratino, así como drones de ataque kamikazes y municiones merodeadores Lancet que se comportan muy bien en entornos de lucha en edificios y zonas residenciales.
Ya va ganando terreno la madre rusia y sus heroicos soldados