Leader Wagner posted a video claiming victory in Soledar as Ukraine confirmed the fight continued.
Founder and Head of WagnerYevgeny Prigozhin posted a video Saturday claiming he visited Soledar after it was taken over by his mercenaries. “in two weeks”
Kiev have disputed Wagner’s claim that he now controls this small town, which still holds great symbolic value. not considered a strategic considerationof the city as well causing a quarrel Between Prigozhin’s private forces and the Russian Ministry of Defense who deserves credit for the attack?
In the video, Mercenary Leader Wagner mentions that he came to the city to award medals to his fighters. which he said was almost responsible for Soledar’s arrest.
The video shows Prigozhin standing with a man he calls the “The Commander Who Helped Capture Soledar”
“Soledar was captured in two weeks,” said Prigozin. “Soledar was pinched by our claws. and then it was divided into parts You can’t eat an elephant at once, as they say. You have to cut it into parts.”
According to Prigozhin, the Ukrainian soldiers who did not surrender were killed. He said, “The bodies of the Ukrainian soldiers will be returned to their homeland.”
The private military contractor has recruited a large number of soldiers from Russian prisons over the past nine months. It has previously deployed troops to Syria and several African countries.
Prigozhin is credited with what he described as numerous combat equipment and communication systems that gave his troops an advantage in combat.
What Ukraine is saying: Kiev army said Wagner’s warriors, some of whom were unarmored and carried only bombs. Killed in the hundreds after launching repeated attacks against Soledar.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces said late Saturday that fight hard for the next city, with one regional leader describing the situation as “Difficult but controllable”
More on Wagner’s Leadership: Prigozhin is a more visible figure in the conflict in Ukraine. Visit Wagner’s fighters on the front line and meet a former prisoner who served with Wagner for six months. They will be pardoned and able to return home. instead of going to jail
he has often the opposite of success of his Wagner fighters against what he criticized as the poor leadership of the military establishment in Russia. This is a rare example of open conflict in Russia over the conduct of the Ukraine campaign.