GAZETA, 6 June 2022: Russian media is reporting that the town of Svyatogorsk has been nearly completely conquered by Russian forces.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian Armed Forces almost took control of the city of Svyatogorsk (DPR) and the surrounding territories. The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov , said that Ukrainian national formations blew up a bridge across the Northern Donets River, in order to prevent their own soldiers from retreating.
“The remnants of the battalions of the Ukrainian 95th Air Assault Brigade and 81st Separate Airborne Brigade were cut off from the main forces and supplies, due to the destruction of the bridge” he added. Konashenkov clarified that about 80 Ukrainian servicemen reached the Russian side by swimming and surrendered.
In other news, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claims that now the most difficult areas for the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on the Zaporozhye and Severodonetsk directions. According to him, “there is a threatening situation in the Zaporozhye region and Severodonetsk.” Zelensky admits that the situation for Ukraine could become even worse. “If there is a breakthrough in the Donbass, it will be very difficult for us,” he added.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.