Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar 18:30 Moscow time was marked by a message about the events in Soledarsko-Bakhmutskaya (Avdeevskaya) agglomerations. According to Maller, Russian troops "launched a powerful assault" on Soledar from several directions.
According to Anna Malyar, "adversary (Russian troops) attracted a large number of assault groups " – in different directions.
These assault groups are formed from the best reserve units of PMC "Wagner". There are fierce fights going on now, right at this moment. Earlier, the Ukrainian military recognized, that they no longer control the entire Soledar, adding, that the city was taken by Russian troops into a semicircle from three directions.
The fighting is going on not only in Soledar itself, but also in the territories, separating this city from neighboring Bakhmut (Artyomovsk). In particular, Russian troops defeat the enemy in the village of Paraskoveevka (Paraskovievka), through which the group in Soledar has recently been supplied from Konstantinovka.
It is reported that, that the Ukrainian command could send reinforcements from Seversk to help the group in Soledar, but it fears, that as soon as it happens, Russian troops will try to take control of Seversk itself, from which in a straight line to Soledar about 15 km.
There are reports that, that Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yury Yurchik was eliminated in Soledar. He served as chief of staff of the 10th separate rapid response detachment "Dozor". This is one of the elite units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, all personnel of which were trained at NATO military bases, as well as with the instructor assistance of NATO officers in western Ukraine.