Wagner fighters had been the primary to flee within the battle for Bakhmut and the Russian models typically criticised by the pinnacle of the mercenary group “fought to the top”, a Ukrainian commander concerned within the profitable counterattacks within the entrance line metropolis has stated.

Ukrainian Armed Forces Storm Battalion Commander ‘Rollo’ advised CNN: “Prigozhin is a liar, as a result of the primary to flee had been Wagner. It was his models that fled, and our success will not be on account of the truth that they fled however the truth that we carried out a deliberate assault by circumventing and slicing them off.

“Truly, the unit he’s bad-mouthing fought to the top, his Wagners had been the primary to flee.”

‘Rollo’ stated that the nice climate situations had given his forces “an opportunity to make use of all our would possibly and present what we’re able to” as they carried out a variety of counterattacks in opposition to Russian forces, benefitting from weaponry donated by the US.

“Their reserves had been too far-off, and this allowed us to destroy the enemy whilst we approached them. We used unmanned aerial autos to see the place they had been concentrated, which enabled us to make use of a HIMARS for a precision strike.”

The Ukrainian unit estimated that between 200 and 300 Russian troopers had been killed of their sector of the battle.