Posted on January 29, 2023 | 03:20 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – January 29, 2023) Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Group, says that the soldiers of the private military company have liberated the village of Blahodatne in the Donetsk region.
“Units of the Wagner Group have liberated Blagodatnoye. Blagodatnoye is under our control,” Prigozhin said on Telegram.
Earlier this month, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the city of Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) was cleared of Ukrainian troops largely thanks to the “courageous and selfless actions of volunteers from the “Wagner Assault”.
“The liberation of the city of Soledar from Ukrainian troops was completed in the afternoon of January 12.
The Wagner Group has been participating in Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine and played an important role in the takeover of Soledar. The release of Soledar has opened the way to the bridgehead of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, which can become a turning point in the control of wrestling over the entire territory of the DPR from Ukraine, according to the acting head of the PDR, Denis Pushilin.