MOSCOW, April 14 – RIA Novosti. In Artemovsk, the Wagner Group, with the support of paratroopers, aviation and artillery, continues to fight for the western districts of the city, according to a report from the Ministry of Defense.”
“In the Donetsk direction, the Wagner assault detachments are conducting high-intensity combat operations to take over quarters in the western districts of the city of Artemovsk,” the military department said.
They are supported by units of the Airborne Forces operating on the flanks. They stop enemy attempts to deliver ammunition to the city and bring in reserves.
The aviation of the Southern Group of Forces at the same time made 14 sorties, missile troops and artillery completed 62 fire missions.The total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donetsk direction over the past day amounted to approximately 340 people, two tanks, five armored combat vehicles, four vehicles, Grad MLRS and D-20 and D-30 howitzers, the Defense Ministry added.Artemovsk is located north of
Gorlovka . This is an important transport hub for supplying the Ukrainian group in
the Donbass . As the founder of Wagner
Yevgeny Prigozhin said the day before , 80 percent of Artemovsk is under the control of Russian units, including all administrative centers, plants and factories, but it is too early to talk about the complete encirclement of the city.