Evgheny Prigozhin announced the complete capture of Bakhmut by his forces, in a video posted on Wagner’s Telegram channel. The commander of the Russian mercenaries after more than seven months of fighting announced the conquest of the city in camouflage, in front of a group of men with their faces covered, with black Wagner flags and Russian flags.
Against the background of Prigozhin’s words, cannon shots are heard. In his brief speech, Prigozhin does not fail to attack Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the Chief of Staff, Valery Gerasimov.
The Wagner mercenaries will leave Bakhmut on the 25th “to rest”, Prigozhin anticipated, specifying that the city will then be transferred under the control of the Russian Defense Ministry.