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Conflicting Claims Over Besieged Town Of Soledar

There is now a conflicting claims over besieged town of Soledar in Ukraine. The Russian mercenary organization known as the Wagner Group has asserted control over the town of Soledar, which is located in eastern Ukraine; however, Kiev claims that its troops continue to hold out.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Jan 10, 2023
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There is now a conflicting claims over besieged town of Soledarin Ukraine. The Russian mercenary organization known as the Wagner Group has asserted control over the town of Soledar, which is located in eastern Ukraine; however, Kiev claims that its troops continue to hold out.

The Claim

The Russian media disseminated a statement that was allegedly made by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner brigade, in which he claimed that Ukrainian forces were currently surrounded in the city center.
Two British nationals have gone missing in the region
Two British nationals have gone missing in the region
Earlier, Hanna Maliar, who is serving as the Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine, stated that "heavy fighting is continuing."
The claims made by both sides have not been examined or verified by a third party. According to the statement that Mr. Prigozhin reportedly made late on Tuesday night, he said:
Wagner units took control of the entire territory of Soledar. A cauldron has been formed in the centre of the city in which urban fighting is going on.- Mr. Prigozhin
It was emphasized in the statement that the "storming" of Soledar was being carried out exclusively by Wagner fighters, who are not considered to be part of the Russian armed forces.
While this was going on, Ms. Maliar had stated a few hours earlier that "the enemy does not pay attention to the large losses of its personnel and continues to actively storm."
It was emphasized in the statement that the "storming" of Soledar was being carried out exclusively by Wagner fighters, who are not considered to be part of the Russian armed forces.
While this was going on, Ms. Maliar had stated a few hours earlier that "the enemy does not pay attention to the large losses of its personnel and continues to actively storm."
"The approaches leading up to our positions are littered with the bodies of fallen enemy combatants at this point. Our warriors are holding the line valiantly, "Additionally, she said.
The fall of Soledar, a small salt-mining town in the Donetsk region, could make it easier for Russian forces to encircle the strategically important city of Bakhmut, which is located in close proximity.
Earlier on Tuesday, the United Kingdom stated that it was "likely" that Russian troops and the mercenary Wagner Group were currently in control of the town.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated on Monday that there was "almost no life" left in Soledar and that there were "no whole walls left."
He added:
This is what madness looks like.- Volodymyr Zelensky
In addition, Mr. Zelensky lauded the tenacity of the Ukrainian armed forces in a new address that he delivered late on Tuesday.
It is unclear how significant Soledar would be in termsof strategy, but capturing it would be important for at least two reasons.
First, it would give Russian forces the opportunity to move closer to the city of Bakhmut, which is located in the region. Access to Soledar's deep, city-like network of salt mine tunnels, which have been abandoned since April, could allow Russia to penetrate territory that is controlled by the Ukrainian government.
Second, the invading forces would be able to show Ukraine how it feels to be on the receiving end of what it has been dishing out.
The ability of Kyiv to target Russian supply lines has been one factor that has contributed to the city's success in retaking territory.
Long-range missile strikes have frequently prevented thousands of invading troops from freely moving military hardware and preventing them from resupplying personnel, ammunition, fuel, and rations. Additionally, these strikes have impeded the troops' ability to replenish personnel and supplies.
Bakhmut would be effectively cut off from a major supply line coming from nearby Sloviansk if Soledar were to be captured. Before the war, Soledar had a population of about 10,000 people.
The UK said it believed Soledar was close to falling to Russia - but added that the Kremlin was "unlikely" to take Bakhmut immediately due to Ukraine's "stable defence lines".
Earlier on Monday, a senior military official from the US Department of Defense stated that a "good portion" of Soledar was in Russian hands.
Fighting has been going on around Bakhmut for months, and the most recent exchanges have been described as "savage" by a US official.
Two British nationals have gone missing in the area after being last seen on their way to Soledar.
Despite the long and intense battle, Oleh Zhdanov, a well-known Ukrainian military analyst, believes that neither Soledar nor Bakhmut are particularly important from an operational standpoint.
Mr Zhdanov said in an interview on Monday with the Ukrainian newspaper Gazeta that Russia "is trying to prove to the whole world that its army is capable of winning".
The Institute for the Study of War, a US-based think-tank, has said that Mr Prigozhin, "will continue to use both confirmed and fabricated Wagner Group success in Soledar and Bakhmut to promote the Wagner Group as the only Russian force in Ukraine capable of securing tangible gains".
Since its invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago, Russia has suffered several major setbacks, including the loss of control of the only regional capital in the south that it had managed to capture.

Final Words

Capturing Soledar would be a propaganda victory for the Kremlin as well as a military victory.
The gains for Russia are modest and costly, but the town would be a much-needed trophy to present to domestic critics.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Author
Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website immersse.com and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

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