Tens of Thousands Dead... Bakhmut Has Been Incinerated by Wagner Group - Willy P (White Phosphorous)

Tens of Thousands Dead… Bakhmut Has Been Incinerated by Wagner Group – Willy P (White Phosphorous)

Wagner PMC forces have literally incinerated the last fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Bakmut / Artyomovsk, causing them to retreat beyond the city limits. There is no one from AFU left to repel the Russian attack between Bakhmut and Khromovo. The Wagner chief has requested Moscow to let him hand over Bakhmut positions to Chechen leader on Russian Victory Day.

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Russian artillery surrounding what is left of Bakhmut, [began] firing Thermite Incendiery shells upon the **entire** area still occupied by Ukrainian troops.   Whatever is left of the city after months of fierce fighting, is being incinerated.

As of 6:30 PM EDT on 5 May 2023, it is not known how many Ukrainian troops remain in the city, or how **any** of them can survive this onslaught.

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 5, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)

May 5, 2023, 6pm ET

  • The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) appears to have deprioritized the Bakhmut offensive in favor of preparing to defend against an anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive, putting the Wagner Group and Wagner financier Yevgeny Prigozhin in a potentially difficult position.
  • Wagner’s continued persistence within Bakhmut is incongruent with the overall slow-down in the pace of Russian operations elsewhere in Ukraine as conventional Russian forces appear to largely be shifting focus to prepare to receive the much-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive.
  • Recently dismissed former Deputy Minister of Defense for Logistics Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev is reportedly serving as deputy commander of the Wagner Group, likely as part of Wagner’s campaign to retain access to Russian military supplies.
  • Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered newly-appointed Deputy Minister for Logistics Alexei Kuzmenkov to control the supply of weapons and equipment to Russian forces in Ukraine.
  • Russian occupation authorities announced the forced removal of 70,000 civilians in occupied Zaporizhia Oblast to areas deeper in the Russian-occupied rear under the guise of evacuations.
  • The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) proposed a draft bill aimed at appealing to growing anti-migrant sentiments in Russia and supporting the Russian military’s efforts to recruit migrants.
  • Russian Human Rights Council head Valery Fadeev reportedly stated that Russian authorities should regulate Telegram channels similarly to how Russia censors state-controlled media.
  • Russian forces conducted ground attacks near Kreminna and Avdiivka and made marginal gains within Bakhmut.
  • Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted limited counterattacks near Bakhmut.
  • The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) claimed it prevented a Ukrainian assassination attempt against an occupation deputy of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on May 5.
  • Chechen Republic Head Ramzan Kadyrov continues his own personal force generation efforts aimed at securing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favor.
  • Russian occupation authorities continue measures to strengthen social control of occupied territories.

We are 2.5 km away from taking control of Bakmut.. Ukraine indicates that the war will be resolved soon. (dubaiweek.ae)

Fierce fighting on Russian-Ukrainian fronts Today, said the founder of the Russian private military company “Wagner”…

Russian forces are only 2.5 kilometers away from full control of Bagmut (Artyomovsk), as reported by “TASS” news agency.

He said that the Ukrainian forces were well equipped with weapons in Pakmut and the marches appeared for them, the Ukrainian forces send 400-600 men to Artyomovsk every day and lose the same number.

Prigozhin said as his media office announced via Telegram: “Despite the lack of heavy shells, the units of the Russian private military company Wagner today advanced 170 meters in different directions and captured 59.5 thousand square meters of the city.”

He added, “The enemy still controls 2.52 square kilometers,” noting that his forces still have the ability to advance on Pakmut until the end of May 9.

Prigozhin had previously said that the “Wagner” divisions would remain in their positions in Bagmut until May 9, and then “go to rear camps” to “heal wounds” and avoid losses of fighters.

World – PMC soldiers “Wagner” invade the last fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the west of Artyomovsk, the enemy retreats beyond the city limits – Military Area (areamilitarof.com)


Soldiers of the PMC “Wagner” invade the last and one of the most powerful fortified areas of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artyomovsk (Bakhmut). Almost the entire territory of the city is under his control, except for a few square kilometers.

Powerful artillery salvos turn the last fortified area of the Ukrainian Armed Forces into rubble.

Previously, as reported, Russian attack aircraft, after intense artillery preparation, entered the territory of the former military unit, where the 53rd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was deployed, clearing it completely. In fact, the Ukrainian military ran out of heavy artillery and armored vehicles. The cleaning is being done in the blocks of skyscrapers of the “Airplane” area, where at night our artillery gave the enemy a real rain of fire.

A few hours ago, the Ukrainian military, already retreating beyond the city limits, carried out the destruction of skyscrapers in the west of the city.

This is not the first case of use of such tactics with the aim that the Wagners could not use multi-story buildings as dominant heights on the ground and could not shoot from there at the units of the retreating Armed Forces of Ukraine towards Khromovo.

Earlier, Wagner PMC curator Yevgeny Prigozhin announced that the formation he led would leave the city on May 10. At the same time, he asked the Russian Defense Ministry to transfer its positions in Artyomovsk to Akhmat’s special forces. Prigozhin expressed his gratitude to the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, for agreeing to take Wagner’s post in the city.

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Wagner chief asks Moscow to let him hand over Bakhmut positions to Chechen leader – World News (wionews.com)


Russian paramilitary group Wagner’s chief on Saturday asked Moscow to let him hand over the Bakhmut positions to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

“I ask you to issue a combat order before 00:00 on May 10 concerning the transfer of the positions of the Wagner paramilitary units in Bakhmut and its periphery, to the units of the Akhmat battalion” Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a letter to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. The Akhmat battalion refers to the Chechen combat units under the command of Kadyrov, who has ruled Russia’s Muslim-majority republic Chechnya for the last decade and a half.

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin said that his men were facing a lack of ammunition and that he would expect the army to take their place in Bakhmut next Wednesday.

“My lads will not suffer useless and unjustified losses in Bakhmut without ammunition,” Prigozhin said in a video accompanying a written withdrawal announcement addressed to military leaders including President Vladimir Putin.

In the announcement he condemned ‘bureaucrats’ for holding back the ammunition supplies despite knowing that Wagner’s target date to capture the city was May 9, which is also the day of the World War Two commemoration. He condemned the Russian defence ministry for delivering only 32 per cent of the required ammunition since October 2022.

“If, because of your petty jealousy, you do not want to give the Russian people the victory of taking Bakhmut, that’s your problem,” Prigozhin added in the video.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to send forces replacing Wagner in Bakhmut

Chechen leader and a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ramzan Kadyrov, said his forces are ready to replace Wagner Group mercenaries in Bakhmut.

Kadyrov, reacting to Wagner’s comments on leaving Bakhmut and giving the command to Russian Defense Ministry’s forces, said, “If the elder brother Prigozhin and Wagner fighters leave, the General Staff will lose an experienced combat unit, but the younger brother Kadyrov and the Akhmat unit will replace them in Artyomovsk.”

“If such a scenario is implemented, our fighters are ready to advance and take the city. However, we would like the last remaining two kilometers to be taken not at the expense of the lives of our warriors but as a result of mutual understanding, support and the determination of commanders and soldiers,” Kadyrov noted.

DIU warned of provocation of Russians on May 9 — UNIAN

Provocations of Russian special services may be directed against the civilian population on the territory of the Russian Federation and a threat to Belarusians is not excluded.

Russian special services may be preparing provocations for May 9, including attacks on civilians in the border areas of Russia under the guise of Ukrainian soldiers. This was announced by representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Andriy Yusov on air of a telethon.

He noted that given the ongoing war, all sorts of incidents and provocations are possible on any day, regardless of the date. But, given that the ideology of “victory” is extremely important for modern Russia, as of May 9, the risk of provocations increases.

In particular, Yusov commented on the information disseminated by the Center of National Resistance that Russian servicemen in the Bryansk and Kursk regions were given uniforms of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“Since 2014, the occupiers have been using this kind of provocation and it is possible that we will face this now. In this situation, such provocations can be directed from Russian special services against the Russian civilian population, timed to coincide with certain dates, for example, May 9,” Yusov said.

He stressed that no one in Ukraine or in the rest of the world would believe in such performances. But this does not mean that there will be no provocations. In particular, there is a risk that the provocation will be directed against Belarus in order to drag it into the war against Ukraine.

Russians are preparing provocations on the northern border with Ukraine – Center of National Resistance (mod.gov.ua)


Russian servicemen stationed in the Bryansk and Kursk regions received Ukrainian military uniforms.

This is reported by locals who cooperate with the Ukrainian underground. All these actions indicate that the Russians are preparing a provocation under a false flag in order to mobilize their society and also mislead the world community in order to divert attention from the crimes of the Russian Armed Forces.

Terrorist acts on the territory of the Russian Federation, or imitation of hostage-taking, are not excluded.

The Center of National Resistance urges to remain vigilant and pay attention to such actions of the enemy in order not to become a victim of hostile intentions.

Defense – After a major fire attack, there was no one from the Armed Forces of Ukraine to repel the Russian attack between Bakhmut and Khromovo – Military Area (areamilitarof.com)


Ukrainian troops lost several positions in the area of one of the villages of the Artyomovskaya agglomeration (Bakhmutskaya) that remained under their control. We are talking about the village of Khromovo (Artyomovskoye), which is on the road to Chasov Yar. As a result of the powerful impact of fire from Russian troops, the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the 8th lagoon (8th headquarters) were literally crushed.

The publications of the Ukrainian military on the current situation drew attention:

There was a very harsh attack on Khromovo, they repelled him, but the Russians are pressing hard. According to Bakhmut without comment, there was a hellish night.

It turns out that the attack of the “Wagners” in the Khromovo area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was only partially repelled. In some positions adjacent to the city, there was simply no one to repel the Russian attack after several hours of heavy fire, including the use of magnesium ammunition.

The statement “according to Bakhmut without comment” indicates that in the western part of the city, Ukrainian troops can still not only count the actual number of losses, but also regroup in some way to understand exactly where to keep the defense.

At the moment, one cannot speak of counterattacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Artyomovskaya agglomeration, and even more so in Artyomovsk itself.

Kadyrov: Akhmat units are ready to move to Artyomovsk (avia.pro)


Units of the special forces “Akhmat” are ready to move to Artyomovsk.

Units of the special forces “Akhmat” declared their readiness to advance to the city of Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) in order to liberate it from the military presence of NATO and Ukrainian forces. The head of the units has already sent a letter to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, confirming the combat readiness of his troops and the desire to take an active part in actions to stabilize the situation in the region. This was announced by Ramzan Kadyrov.

According to Kadyrov, the Akhmat soldiers are only waiting for an official order to start the operation. Some units have already begun to move towards the site of the upcoming hostilities. The leadership of the units expressed confidence in the successful liberation of the city, noting that rumors about a large-scale counteroffensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine should not affect their determination.

Currently, the Akhmat units, together with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, are developing a strategy for actions in this area. Taking into account the tactics of the enemy and the available resources, the command is confident that the developed tactics will bring positive results and help achieve the goals. According to Kadyrov, upon receipt of the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the Akhmat units intend to fulfill it unconditionally and with complete dedication. Probably, their participation in the operation will have a significant impact on the course of hostilities and may contribute to the stabilization of the situation in Artyomovsk.

“Akhmat units are ready to move to Artyomovsk (Bakhmut). I have already signed a letter addressed to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief about my readiness to return the city and clear it of NATO and Ukrainian Satanists by the forces of the Akhmat units. The fighters are on alert, we are only waiting for an order. Several units have already set off in the direction of conducting the NWO. I am sure that in the near future we will liberate the city, despite all sorts of stuffing about some terrible counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Kadyrov said.

Earlier, Prigozhin announced that units of the Wagner PMC would leave Artyomovsk on May 10.

Akhmat commandos wait for orders to push towards Artyomovsk – Kadyrov – Military & Defense – TASS

MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the Akhmat commando force is ready to move into Artemovsk (Ukrainian name Bakhmut).

“Akhmat [commando] units are ready to move to Artemovsk (Bakhmut). I have already signed the corresponding message to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief saying the Akhmat units are ready to take control of the city and to clear it from NATO and Ukrainian satanists. The fighters are in combat readiness. We are only waiting for the orders. Several units are already on the way to the zone of the special military operation,” Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel on Saturday.

The Chechen leader is certain that Artyomovsk will soon be liberated.

“In the near future we will liberate the city, despite all sorts of fake news about some terrible counterattack by the Ukrainian army. We have already begun to develop our own strategy for this area together with the Russian Defense Ministry and with due regard for the tactics being used by the enemy and the resources available to us. Believe me, the tactic will yield positive results,” Kadyrov added.

Ukraine’s forces bring 400-600 people to Artemovsk every day — Wagner PMC founder – Military operation in Ukraine – TASS

MOSCOW, May 6. /TASS/. Ukraine’s armed forces bring from 400 to 600 people to Artemovsk (the Ukrainian name is Bakhmut) every day and lose the same number every day. This was stated by the founder of PMC Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin. The corresponding video was posted on Saturday in the Telegram channel of his press service.

“Behind us is Bakhmut, it remains approximately 2.5 km to take – and the city will be taken,” he said. “The enemy pulls up daily from 400 to 600 people, they lose approximately the same number daily. The units of PMC Wagner work in lockstep. The enemy does not spare artillery ammunition. A sufficient number of various foreign-made armored vehicles have appeared, a large number of drones. The enemy is well equipped, well trained, acts as one and resists with dignity, so we move on,” he said.

Enough ammunition for defense, advance in special operation, Akhmat commander says – Russia – TASS

GROZNY, May 5. /TASS/. Commander of the Akhmat commando unit and Deputy Commander of the 2nd Army Corps Apty Alaudinov said that there is sufficient ammunition for defensive and offensive actions within the framework of the special military operation in Ukraine.

“During wartime, it is never the case that there is always enough of everything. <…> We cannot say that we have the enormous amount of ammunition but there is enough for us to firmly defend ourselves as well as advance toward the enemy on a daily basis. I think that this is quite sufficient,” he told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Friday.

Wagner PMC still capable of advancing in Artyomovsk, says group founder – Russia – TASS

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. The Wagner private military company still has some capabilities left to advance in Artyomovsk (called Bakhmut in Ukraine), the group’s founder Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Friday.

“Despite a serious lack of shells, today, the units of the Wagner PMC advanced up to 170 meters in various directions and took control of 59,500 meters of the city. The enemy still controls 2.52 square kilometers,” the Telegram channel of Prigozhin’s press service quoted him as saying. “As I said earlier today, we still have some remaining ability to advance in Bakhmut until the end of the day on May 9,” he noted.

Earlier, Prigozhin said that the Wagner units would remain on their positions in Artyomovsk until May 9 and then pull out “to rear bases to lick their wounds” and preserve personnel.

Russian assault teams press ahead with offensive in Artyomovsk, top brass reports – Military & Defense – TASS

MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Russian assault teams continued their offensive in the western part of Artyomovsk over the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Friday.

“In the Donetsk direction, the assault teams continued their offensive operations in the western part of the city of Artyomovsk. Airborne Force units provided their support, immobilizing the enemy on the flanks,” the spokesman said.

  • Russian forces destroy bridge in DPR, foiling Kiev’s plans to supply ammo to Artyomovsk
  • Russian forces destroy 95 Ukrainian troops, US-made M777 howitzer in Kupyansk area
  • Russian forces destroy 65 Ukrainian troops in Krasny Liman area
  • Russian forces destroy 300 Ukrainian troops, mercenaries in Donetsk advance
  • Russian forces eliminate over 90 Ukrainian troops in southern Donetsk, Zaporozhye areas
  • Russian forces destroy 80 Ukrainian troops in Kherson area
  • Russian forces wipe out Ukrainian artillery ammo depot in LPR
  • Russian forces neutralize Ukrainian saboteurs in DPR
  • Russian forces neutralize three Ukrainian subversive groups in Kharkov Region
  • Russian forces strike over 100 Ukrainian artillery units in past day
  • Russian air defenses down two Ukrainian Su-25 ground attack planes

In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 418 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 230 helicopters, 3,963 unmanned aerial vehicles, 421 surface-to-air missile systems, 8,992 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,096 multiple rocket launchers, 4,739 field artillery guns and mortars and 9,986 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov reported.

RT News – May 5 2023 (20:00 MSK) — RT News

The Russian Defense minister sets the task of maintaining a continuous supply of troops on the frontlines, as he inspects the country’s forces in the combat zone. Meanwhile, the co-founder of the Wagner PMC says the group will hand over its positions in Artyomovsk – also known as Bakhmut – to the Russian defense ministry. Russia’s Foreign Minister highlights the need to resist US hegemony, after a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting of foreign ministers’ in India.

Wagner boss announces ‘withdrawal from Bakhmut’ — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

In a video published on Prigozhin’s press service on Telegram, which was accompanied by an open letter addressed to the Defense Ministry, the president, and the people, the Wagner chief complained that his forces were not receiving enough artillery munitions and were unable to continue to hold the city, which is a regional logistics hub and was the site of months of urban warfare.

“The offensive resources of PMC Wagner ran out at the beginning of April, but we are advancing despite the fact that the enemy forces outnumber us by five times,” Prigozhin said, adding that due to the lack of ammunition, Wagner’s losses are growing exponentially every day.

“Despite all this, the council of Wagner PMC commanders has decided to hold their positions and continue the offensive on Bakhmut until May 10, 2023, in order to celebrate the sacred holiday for Russians – May 9, Victory Day – with the brilliance of Russian weapons,” the statement reads.

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said the Kremlin is aware of Prigozhin’s statement, but declined to comment on the matter, as it has to do with Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.

The battle for Artyomovsk, a key rail and road junction in Donbass, has emerged as one of the most intense and bloody engagements of the conflict in Ukraine, with both sides reportedly suffering significant casualties. Wagner forces have been at the forefront of the street fighting in the city. Kiev has sent tens of thousands of soldiers to the front, despite Wagner and other Russian troops establishing control over all the supply roads, leaving the Ukrainians almost surrounded.

RT News – May 5 2023 (10:00 MSK) — RT News

Russia reports taking two city blocks in Artyomovsk (known in Ukrainian as Bakhmut) from Ukrainian forces. RT’s Murad Gazdiev takes us right to the front line. As the latest ethnic-driven attack by militants in Cameroon kills six we take a look at how borders drawn up by former colonial powers contribute to unrest on the continent to this day. A shooter who killed 8 people and wounded 13 more in Serbia, has been arrested after an hours-long manhunt. The incident has been called a terror act by the officials. The second day of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation kicks off in India where foreign ministers of member-countries meet to strengthen relations and regional cooperation.

Ukraine war: Russia accused of using phosphorus bombs in Bakhmut – BBC News

  • Ukraine has accused Russia of attacking the besieged city of Bakhmut with phosphorus munitions.
  • In drone footage released by Ukraine’s military, Bakhmut can be seen ablaze as what appears to be white phosphorus rains down on the city.
  • White phosphorus weapons are not banned, but their use in civilian areas is considered a war crime.
  • They create fast-spreading fires that are very difficult to put out. Russia has been accused of using them before.
  • Writing on Twitter, Ukraine’s defence ministry said the attack had targeted “unoccupied areas of Bakhmut with incendiary ammunition”.
  • White phosphorus is a wax-like substance that burns at 800C and ignites on contact with oxygen, creating bright plumes of smoke.
  • It is extremely sticky and hard to remove, and can re-ignite when bandages are removed.

While Bakhmut had a pre-war population of 80,000, there are practically no civilians left in the area.

Ukraine says no sign of Russia’s Wagner force Bakhmut withdrawal | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

The Ukrainian military has brushed aside claims by the head of Russia’s Wagner mercenary force that he will withdraw his fighters from the battle for the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, saying the mercenaries were holding firm and receiving reinforcements.

Despite Prigozhin’s claims of withdrawal, the Ukrainian military has not seen any signs of an imminent withdrawal of Wagner forces from Bakhmut, Ukraine’s military intelligence representative Andriy Chernyak told the RBK-Ukraine news agency.

“We are now seeing them pulling (fighters) from the entire offensive line where the Wagner fighters were, they are pulling (them) to the Bakhmut direction,” Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar said on Ukrainian television.

Ukraine’s military also contradicted Prigozhin’s claim that Russian forces in Bakhmut lacked ammunition.

“Today alone, 520 rounds were fired from artillery of various types in Bakhmut and the surrounding area,” Ukrainian army spokesman Serhii Cherevatyi said.

‘Smoke and mirrors’

Prigozhin and his mercenaries are “essential elements of Russian military intelligence, so we don’t believe anything he says”, said Kimberly Marten, a professor at Barnard College and Columbia University who specialises in Russian security issues.

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