Acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin announced a turning point in the liberation of the DPR.

On the air of Solovyov LIVE, he noted that the capture of Soledar "improved many times over" the possibilities for the liberation of Artemovsk and Seversk.

According to Pushilin, these events will lead to "the collapse of the symbol that was inflated by all propaganda, both Ukrainian and Western."

“This is a long-awaited exit to the bridgehead of the Slavic and Kramatorsk directions.

And this is really a turning point.

Now preparations are underway for that turning point, which we have been waiting for a very long time in terms of the liberation of the Donetsk People's Republic, ”Pushilin said.

He explained that the capture of Soledar, Artemovsk and Seversk is, in fact, the destruction of the front line.

“This makes it possible to move from the flanks both towards the Gorlovsky direction and towards the Slavic direction.

In fact, to go somewhere from the flank, and somewhere already, probably, from the rear, ”Pushilin said.

According to him, with properly built interaction, the enemy front, which has been fortifying for a long time, can collapse.

Earlier, the head of Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the group's units had taken control of the entire territory of Soledar.

Around midnight on January 11, a message of the corresponding content was published on the Telegram channel of the press service of the Concorde company.

Also on, Prigozhin spoke about the “network of underground cities” in the Soledar and Bakhmut mines

“The divisions of PMC Wagner took control of the entire territory of Soledar.

A cauldron has been formed in the center of the city, in which urban battles are being fought.

The number of prisoners will be announced tomorrow,” Prigozhin said in a voice message.

Chechen fighters in the NVO

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, more than 21,000 Chechen fighters have taken part in it.

As the head of the republic noted, Chechnya "makes a significant contribution to Russia's victory over the NATO and Bandera aggressors."

Kadyrov published an entry in his Telegram channel, in which he said that the day before he had heard a report from the chairman of the Chechen parliament, the head of the republican headquarters of the North Military District, Magomed Daudov.

“He noted that since the start of the special operation, more than 21,000 Chechen fighters have taken part in it.

More than 9,000 servicemen are currently on the front lines,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram.

According to the head of Chechnya, each fighter is provided with the necessary uniforms and weapons, which allows them to effectively serve.

Kadyrov stressed that the issue of providing fighters is under his special control.

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Washington - about the training of the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the United States

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called the Pentagon's intention to organize training for the Ukrainian military to work with the Patriot air defense system as confirmation of Washington's de facto involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

“The decision of the US military department to organize a training course at Fort Sill in Oklahoma is another confirmation of Washington’s de facto participation in the Ukrainian conflict on the side of Nazi criminals from Kyiv,” the embassy quoted Antonov as saying.

The diplomat noted that Russian efforts to bring to the attention of the American audience the true danger of such a line of the White House find understanding in the expert community.

In particular, Antonov drew attention to the fact that the American media considered the training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the United States to be an expansion of American involvement in the confrontation.

In addition, American journalists noted that the White House is not limited to strengthening the defense potential of Kyiv, but is transferring new weapons to the republic in order to increase its offensive capabilities.

“Washington deliberately misled our country and the world community, talking about the desire to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself,” Antonov concluded.

According to the diplomat, the real goal of the American administration is to inflict as much damage on Russia as possible "on the battlefield by the hands of Ukrainians."