The Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) began to gather forces in the forest belt near Artemivsk (Ukrainian name of the city is Bakhmut), writes the Telegram channel “Military Korps of the Russian Spring” (“RV”).
According to sources, Ukrainian troops again “went on the offensive” near Artemivsk. “In the Soledar direction, the enemy began to accumulate forces in a forest plantation between the settlements of Zaliznyanskoye and Minkovka. Ours hit the forest plantation with a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) BM-21 “Grad” of the Nevsky detachment, ”the message says. On May 20, Russian forces announced that they had completely taken control of Artemovsk after 224 days of bloody fighting. Soldiers of the private military company (PMC) “Wagner” recorded a video against the backdrop of the ruins. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the complete liberation of the city.