APU apparently left Soledar – British intelligence
UAF could still retreat from Soledar January 16 and take up new defensive positions in the west of the settlement.
Soledar was apparently left under the control of the Russian military and the Wagner PMC, according to a report from the British Ministry of Defense.
B A British intelligence message on Twitter states that the city may already be under the control of the occupying forces of the Russian Federation and Wagner PMC mercenaries. At the same time, Bakhmut remains under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“The Russian attack on Soledar mainly consisted of the forces of” Wagner “; and was an auxiliary operation aimed at preventing the encirclement of the larger settlement of Bakhmut. One of the two main routes for Ukraine's supply to Bakhmut is now under growing pressure, – noted in British intelligence.
At the same time, they published pictures that may indicate the continuation of the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich