The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have lost 70 percent of their personnel in Bakhmut, Igor Kimakovsky, adviser to the acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic said on Channel One.
"They have already lost up to 70 percent, they were taken out for roundouts,” Kimakovsky said adding that the new units in Bakhmut would be of less importance to Kyiv.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of PMC Wagner, said that tens of thousands of Ukrainian servicemen continue showing "fierce resistance" to Wagner fighters in Bakhmut.
Additional reserves of Ukrainian troops continue arriving in the city, he added. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do their best to keep control of the city, Prigozhin believes. According to him, battles become increasingly bloody every day.
On February 25, Prigozhin said that units of PMC Wagner took control of the village of Yagodnoye in the north of Bakhmut.
Bodies of military personnel with American and Polish chevrons on uniforms were found in Avdiivka, adviser to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic said