With the intensification of fighting in eastern Donetsk UkraineRussian “Wagner” forces announced the control of Blahodatny in the eastern part of the region, while the Ukrainian army said that it had repelled an attack in the vicinity of the city, which is inhabited by more than 3,000 people.
The Wagner Group announced via Telegram on Saturday that its units had seized control of Blahodatne.
On the other hand, the Presidency of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in its morning report that its units in the Ukrainian Defense Forces “responded to the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of… Blahodatny… in the Donetsk region,” referring to the clashes that took place yesterday.
It added that its forces had repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of 13 other regions of Donetsk.
In a related context, the Donetsk Republic, which is recognized by Russia, reported that the Ukrainian armed forces bombed its territory 31 times during the past 24 hours, and in total they fired 156 shells.
Ukrainian forces in Donetsk (AFP)
And the representative office wrote on its channel on “Telegram”, today, Sunday: “Over the past day, 31 cases of shelling by Ukrainian armed formations were reported.”
Five towns in the Donetsk People’s Republic were also bombed, including Gorlovka, Donetsk and Makeyevka. During the bombing, the two people were exposed to a Libistock mine explosion.
And with fighting raging in the Donetsk region, the front line is no longer so clear-cut, especially around the town of Bakhmut, where some of the fiercest fighting has taken place in the past few weeks.