The Kiev army confirms: Wagner is back in the east of the country
The head of the press service of the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ilya Yevlash, confirmed this in a comment RBC Ukraine that the fighters of the Wagner militia have returned to the east of the Russian-occupied country. “There are fighters from the Wagner militia on the territory of the Eastern Forces group. We are talking about about 500 people, part of the formation of about 8,000 mercenaries who were in the camps in Belarus and are now negotiating contracts with the Russian Defense Ministry,” after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s failed uprising on June 24. Yevlash emphasized in his statement that the Wagner Group mercenaries now do not represent a turning point for the Russians in the fighting: “As before, they will not pose a significant threat, since their leader Prigozhin is no longer there.” “Although these people are among the most highly trained soldiers in the Russian army, they will not pose a significant threat or a game-changer,” he concluded.
Sokolov: “The Black Sea Fleet confidently fulfills its assigned tasks.” But for Kiev he is dead
“The Black Sea Fleet confidently fulfills its assigned tasks.” After Moscow published a video yesterday showing him alive, today the admiral Viktor Sokolov, commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, who was reported dead by Kiev in the attack on the fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, assured the fleet’s operations during a television broadcast on Zvezda, reported by Tass. “The Black Sea Fleet confidently and successfully carries out the tasks assigned to it by the command. Surface forces, submarine forces, naval aviation and front-line troops,” Sokolov said.
Kiev: “276,990 Russians have been killed so far”
Ukrainian forces killed an estimated 276,990 Russians in Ukraine from February 24, 2022 to September 27, 2023, including 320 on the last day alone. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced this in a post on Facebook, Ukrinform reports. Ukrainian defenders also destroyed 4,675 enemy tanks, 8,950 armored fighting vehicles, 6,337 artillery systems, 792 multiple rocket systems, 534 air defense systems, 315 aircraft, 316 helicopters, 4,948 unmanned aerial vehicles (drones, editor’s note), 1,529 cruise missiles, 20 warships, 1 submarine boat, 8,792 motor vehicles.
GB: “New Russian offensive actions are less likely in the coming weeks”
New concerted offensive actions by Russia are less likely in the coming weeks. British intelligence writes this on in the area west of Severodonetsk and Kreminnaya, along the border between Donetsk and Lugansk regions.”
Russian drones contain European components, Kiev reveals
The Iranian kamikaze drones used by Russia in the war in Ukraine contain more than 50 European components: this emerges from a top secret document that Kiev sent to the G7 governments in August, in which the Ukrainian government calls for them to be equipped with long-range missiles Production sites in Russia, Iran and Syria destroyed. The 47-page document, obtained by the Guardian, said Russia carried out more than 600 airstrikes on Ukrainian cities between May and July using drones using Western technology.