The war, which started in February of 2022, continues in 2023 without slowing down. While the war intensified in the region seen as the key to Donbass, it was announced that this key region changed hands.
Russia, which had targeted Kiev from the first days of the war but could not capture the city despite the siege that lasted for weeks, turned its target to the east. In addition, the head of the Russian mercenary army Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, took control of the salt mining town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. announced their acquisition. Also, Prigozhin stated that the fighting for the city center continues.
FIRST EXPLANATION FROM UKRAINE
Ukrainian President Zelensky and the Ukrainian military command did not confirm Russia’s claims that it had captured the city and the loss of Soledar. Late at night, the statement that the world was eagerly waiting for came from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. The ministry, which made a statement on its Twitter account, included the following statements in the statement;
‘Even after suffering enormous losses, Russia is still frantically trying to seize Soledar, home to Europe’s largest salt mine.’
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