Solidar Has Fallen
Putin gave credit to the “musicians,” the Wagner Group, for uniting with Russian regulars to take the city.
“This combat mission was successfully accomplished by the courageous and selfless actions of the volunteer assault units of the Wagner private military company.”
Russian defense ministry
Wagner actually took over Solidar on the 10th, it just took a few more days to mop up the final defenders.
There are reports of 25,000 Ukranian soldiers lost, with over 50,000 wounded.
This was one of the bloodiest battles of the war so far, with Bakhmut, 9 miles away, next on the list to fall.
If you’re reading or watching Western propaganda, you might be under the false impression that Ukraine is somehow winning this war. Not only is the opposite true, Zelensky repeatedly sent his men into the “meat grinder” knowing they would be destroyed.