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Jens Stoltenberg has warned that the city of Bakhmut may fall into the hands of the Russian Army in the next few days
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The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has warned this Wednesday that the city of Bakhmut, the scene of heavy fighting between Ukraine and Russia, could fall into the hands of the next few days. of the Russian Army.
Speaking from Stockholm, where he is participating in the meeting of European Defense Ministers, Stoltenberg has assured thatMoscow is it? The US is launching a heavily armed offensive against this town in the Donbas region, so “it cannot be ruled out that it will fall in the next few days.”
“This does not necessarily reflect a turning point in the war, but it underscores that we cannot underestimate Russia and we have to continue to send support to Ukraine,” said the political chief. NATO.
These words come after the leader of the Wagner Group, Yevgeni Prigozhin, has announced that Russian troops already control the entire eastern part of the city. In an audio published through his Telegram channel and picked up by the Russian state agency Tass, the Russian oligarch has assured that the group “has occupied the entire eastern part of Bakhmut, all the territory east of the river ;o Bakhmutka is completely under the control of the Wagner Group.”
The town has been presented by the Russian forces as a key strategic point to continue advancing towards other areas currently under the control of Ukrainian troops. Kiev does not hide the fact that the situation in the area is complicated, with the town practically surrounded by forces loyal to the Kremlin, including mercenaries from the Wagner Group.
< p>The capture of Bakhmut would mean an “open road” for the Russians to reach other cities in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian president himself, Volodimir Zelensky, has warned in recent days.
At the time, he has underlined the symbolic value of this offensive for Russia and has assured that “putting a small flag” in the city would mean “the mobilization of its society to create the idea that they are a powerful Army”. Meanwhile, kyiv's allies such as the United States have already suggested that losing Bakhmut need not be decisive in the military context.