Dramatic Ukrainian resistance in Soledar: this is how they rescued a wounded soldier in the middle of the Russian bombardment

Images obtained by the news agency Reuters they showed the dramatic rescue of a wounded soldier due to Russian bombing solderthe eastern city that Russia claims to have taken under its control, but which kyiv denies.

The Ukrainian army denies that Soledar has fallen and the president Volodimir Zelensky mocked Russian claims to have taken the city, saying in a video address Wednesday that fighting was continuing.

A shot of the video shows the devastation caused by the war in the city, where there are hardly any buildings left standing (Reuters)

Reuters He was able to confirm the location based on the landscape and buildings seen, which match satellite and archival images of the area.

Zelensky announced on Thursday the sending military reinforcements to the cities of Soledar and Bajmutwhere the efforts of the Russian Armed Forces.

Ukraine's President Volodimir Zelensky attends a joint press conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine January 11. 2023. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk
Ukraine’s President Volodimir Zelensky attends a joint press conference with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine January 11. 2023. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk (PAVLO PALAMARCHUK/)

“The main theme is Soledar, Bakhmut, the struggle for the Donetsk leadership in general. We have discussed in detail what decisions are needed, what reinforcements are needed, what steps commanders need to take in the coming days,” Zelensky said, after a meeting with the Mayor state.

The Ukrainian authorities warned on Monday that the Russian army had launched a new offensive against Soledarafter the last failed attempts to gain control of the town.

For his part, he Wagner mercenary group assured on Tuesday that they had taken over the city of Soledar after intense battles, while kyiv He has denied that the city is completely under the control of Russian forces.

A satellite view shows destroyed apartment buildings and homes, in Soledar, Ukraine.  January 10, 2023. Satellite image.  Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS/File
A satellite view shows destroyed apartment buildings and homes, in Soledar, Ukraine. January 10, 2023. Satellite image. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS/File (MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/)
A tank fires amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Soledar, Donetsk Region, Ukraine, in this screenshot released on January 8, 2023, and obtained from social media video by Reuters on January 10, 2023. State Border Guard Service of Ukraine/via REUTERS
A tank fires amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Soledar, Donetsk Region, Ukraine, in this screenshot released on January 8, 2023, and obtained from social media video by Reuters on January 10, 2023. State Border Guard Service of Ukraine/via REUTERS (STATE BORDER GUARD SERVICE OF UK/)

Moscow, however, has refrained from officially proclaim a victorywhich would mark their first significant advance in the war in six months.

“At the moment, there are still some small pockets of resistance in Soledar,” Andrei Bayevsky, a local pro-Russian politician, said in a webcast.

In addition, Moscow remodeled the military leadership, by changing the person in charge of the Russian forces deployed in Ukraine, who is now Valery Gerasimov.

Ukraine declared that its soldiers are resisting Russian forces at Soledar, while more than 500 civilians, including minors, remained trapped in the mining city in the east of the country.

(With information from Reuters and Europa Press)

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