The owner of the Wagner private military company, Yevgeny Priogzhin, has stated that the russian group in the area of Bakhmut is threatened by flank attacks from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He revealed this in his video address.
"Today, they (the Ukrainian defense forces) are breaking through the flanks in the Artemivsk direction, and are regrouping in Zaporizhzhia, and a counteroffensive will begin soon", - he said confidently.
At the same time, Priogzhin continues to complain about "ammunition hunger" and the russian military units that cannot reliably cover the flanks of the "Wagnerites".
"Today, one of the Ministry of Defense units fled from one of our flanks (in the Bakhmut area), they left their positions, everyone fled and exposed a front almost two kilometers wide and 500 meters deep. Well, we blocked it somehow", - he said.
In addition, according to Priogzhin, numerous private military companies formed by Gazprom are refusing to engage in battle.