Thousands of Russians ‘have been lost’ in the city of Soledar and the land is ‘covered with corpses’
Fierce fighting is being seen in the salt mining city of Soledar and the land is “covered with corpses” of dead Russian soldiers and there is a threat that Ukrainian troops are “under threat of encirclement.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that thousands of Russian soldiers “have been lost” as Ukrainian forces are fighting for the “liberation of the Donbas.”
The Kremlin are sending thousands of fighters including Wagner Group mercenaries and soldiers are literally “stepping over the bodies” of their own.
Ukrainian deputy defence minister Hanna Malyar said, “The enemy literally step over the corpses of their own soldiers, using massed artillery, MLRS systems and mortars.”
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Citing a report from the Institute for the Study of WAR (ISW) a military blogger claims that Russian troops have advanced to the town of Krasnopillia.
The military blogger warned that “the Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut is under threat of encirclement as a result.”
President Zelensky said that during the first week of January “intense fighting” is ongoing around Bakhmut and Soledar.
Zelenskyy said, “Everything is completely destroyed, there is almost no life left. Thousands of their people have been lost: the whole ground near Soledar is covered with the corpses of the occupiers and scars from the blows.
“This is how madness looks like.”
He added, “The battle for Donbas continues. And although the invaders have now concentrated their greatest efforts on Soledar, the result of this difficult and long battle will be the liberation of our entire Donbas.
“I thank all our warriors who defend our Bakhmut and demonstrate maximum resilience! I thank all the warriors in Soledar who withstand new and even tougher attacks of the occupiers!
“It is extremely difficult – there are almost no whole walls left… Due to the resilience of our warriors there, in Soledar, we have gained additional time and additional power for Ukraine.
“And what did Russia want to gain there? Everything is completely destroyed, there is almost no life left.
“And thousands of their people were lost: the whole land near Soledar is covered with the corpses of the occupiers and scars from the strikes. This is what madness looks like.”