The Russians are far from capturing the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, and fighting is going on around the administrative building of the City Council.
Source : representative of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergey Cherevaty in a comment to Reuters , head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak on Telegram
Cherevaty’s direct speech : “Bakhmut is Ukrainian, and they (the Russians – ed.) have not captured anything and, to put it mildly, are very far from doing it.”
Details : Earlier, the founder of PMC “Wagner” released a video in which he says that the Russian flag was allegedly raised over the administrative building in memory of the “military leader” Vladlen Tatarsky. Prigozhin believes that “legally” the city has been captured by the occupiers.
Andrey Yermak, head of the OP, also stated that the video released by Prigozhin was a fake. “Bakhmut is Ukraine. Calmly react to the fakes of those who invent a “victory” that does not exist in reality,” he stressed.
“They raised a flag over some kind of toilet. They attached it to the side of who knows what, hung up their rag and said that they had captured the city. Well, well, let them think that they took it,” Cherevaty commented on the video.
“Fights are going on around the building of the city council (Bakhmut), they have not seized anything in the legal sense,” the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine specified.
What happened before: On April 2, the Ministry of Defense urged to trust the military who protect Bakhmut, and assured that the response to the current situation
Source : Українська правда