LUGANSK, March 12 – RIA Novosti. Assault detachments of the Wagner group are occupying positions in the industrial zone of Artemovsk and creating a springboard for further advancement, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko said on
his Telegram channel .“The assault groups have taken advantageous positions on the territory of the Artemovsky metal processing plant in the industrial zone. They allow you to control the movement of the enemy, and also create a good springboard for the further advance of our troops,” he wrote.
The other day, Marochko said that the Ukrainian command is trying to prevent the complete encirclement of Artemovsk and is moving all new units there, building up a grouping to the northwest and southwest of the city.
Artyomovsk is located in the Kiev-controlled part of the DPR north of Gorlovka. This is an important transport hub for supplying the Ukrainian group in the Donbass . In recent months, fierce battles have been going on outside the city. Russian troops have cut or taken under fire control all the paved roads to the city, the slush that has begun seriously complicates the delivery of ammunition and replenishment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine .