Wagner boss says his mercenaries will leave Bakhmut before June 1


Prigozhin has assured on his Telegram channel that defensive positions have been created on the western limits (of the city) “for which the Wagner Group will leave Artiomovosk (Russian name for Bakhmut) from May 25 to June 1” .

According to Wagner’s leader, if the Ministry of Defense does not have enough troops (to defend Bakhmut), “there are thousands of generals, you can form a regiment of generals, give each one a rifle and everything will be fine.”

Wagner’s boss confirmed the statements of Denis Pushilin, interim leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, annexed by Russia, about the start of demining work in Bakhmut.

Ukrainian forces are trying to advance to the north and south of the city, with the apparent purpose of encircling it, after Russia officially announced its capture, an end denied so far by Kiev.

A Ukrainian tank crosses a street in Bakhmut, in a file image. BLAZETRENDS/EPA

Russia attacks Dnipro and destroys infrastructure

Along with the fighting in Bakhmut, last night Russia launched 20 kamikaze drones and 16 cruise missiles against the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, which hit several rescue service buildings, destroying “more than 10 trucks and as many units of special equipment.” of emergencies.

In addition, the facilities of a company and three other buildings were damaged in this city on the banks of the Dnipro River, which Ukraine uses as a military logistics hub due to its geographical location and relative proximity to the front.

The Ukrainian Military Administration in the area has reported that its anti-aircraft defenses intercepted 15 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones and 4 cruise missiles over the Dnipropetrovsk province, of which Dnipro is the capital.

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However, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat warned today that Ukraine does not have sufficient air defense systems to defend all its cities and critical infrastructure from Russian ballistic missiles.

Ukrainian soldiers inspect the damage caused by a Russian attack, in a file image.
Ukrainian soldiers inspect the damage caused by a Russian attack, in a file image. BLAZETRENDS/EPA/Ivan Antypenko

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, without external power supply

On the other hand, the Russian-controlled Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was left without high-voltage electricity supply from Ukrainian territory, for which reason it had to connect its reserve equipment.

As the plant reported today on its Telegram channel, “as a result of the disconnection of the high voltage line, the power supply is carried out with diesel generators.”

The Russian administration of the plant has ensured that the radiation remains at normal levels, while the causes of the interruption of the electricity supply are investigated, the second since last March.

The Zaporizhia plant is the largest of its kind in Europe and has six nuclear reactors, five of which are cold and the rest only provides power for the plant’s needs.

Since September 1 of last year, a mission of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been monitoring the security of the facilities, which have been occupied by Russian troops practically since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.

The entry Wagner’s boss says his mercenaries will leave Bakhmut before June 1 was first published in BLAZETRENDS Noticias.

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