The Wagner PMC is unable to sustain an offensive in the Bakhmut area on its own and is forced to ask the Russian army for support, the spokesperson for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Cherevatyy, has said on the air of the news telethon.
He noted that the Russian military had been attempting to capture Bakhmut for nine months. However, Ukrainian defenders are stabilising the front.
"Wagner PMC remains the main enemy force, but due to daily losses of over a hundred and sometimes more than two hundred killed, they lack personnel, even these former prisoners. We see that the dynamics are such that they are forced to be reinforced by units of the occupier's regular army," he said.
Cherevatyy noted that Wagner members are also forced to ask for support from the Russian army's aviation and artillery.
"They boasted that they have everything autonomous, but they cannot provide for themselves in full," he added.