Prigozhin announced the discovery by Wagner units of the bodies of mercenaries in Artemovsk
Units of PMC Wagner found in Artemivsk (Ukrainian name – Bakhmut) bodies without hands and heads, the press service of the company’s founder Yevgeny Prigozhin reported on the Telegram channel.
According to him, phones were also found and “and other information that these bodies belong to mercenaries, whom the enemy could not pull out due to dense fighting and thus tried to hide their identity.”
“All the bodies and other evidence will soon be transferred to the investigating authorities for further decisions,” the press service quoted Prigozhin as saying in response to a request from Argumenty Nedeli.
On January 20, the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, at the opening ceremony of the first semi-final of the Leaders of the Revival personnel competition, said that Artemovsk was close to the operational encirclement. TASS wrote about this. According to Pushilin, the fighters of the PMC “Wagner” are moving forward “both day and night.” The acting head of the DPR noted that after the liberation of the settlement of Kleshcheevka near Artemovsk, “new horizons are opening up there and <...> drastic improvement in positions.
On the same day, Der Spiegel magazine reported that the German Foreign Intelligence Service (BND) reported to the Bundestag at a secret meeting about the high losses suffered by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the battles for Artemivsk. According to intelligence, we are talking about a three-digit number of people killed daily.