Russia declare full control of the strategic Solidar

  • 13-01-2023, 15:47
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    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced, On Friday, that its forces had taken full control of the city of Solidar, in eastern Ukraine, last night, after fierce battles over the past days.

    The ministry said Russian forces had taken control of the town, which had long been the scene of fierce fighting and shelling on Thursday night. 

    It added that this would now allow its forces to cut off Ukrainian forces from the nearby town of Bakhmut, which is much larger than Solidar.

    Moscow considered the control of Solidar a decisive step in its military operations in Ukraine: "an important step towards carrying out successful attacks in the future."

    The Russian defense said that the control of Solidar would allow the isolation of Ukrainian forces in Bakhmut.