The owner of the Wagner Private Military Company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, via his press service, denied the reports by "war correspondents" about the capture of Bakhmut.
"I officially inform everyone that Bakhmut has not been seized. There is a neighborhood called Samolet, which is an impregnable fortress made up of a row of high-rise buildings. Heavy battles are currently taking place there. Therefore, it is unlikely that Bakhmut will be completely seized tomorrow or the day after", - he said.
Earlier, russian "war correspondents" claimed that the Wagner PMC had fully seized Bakhmut.