“They are pulling up rear troops from rear positions,” he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

According to the interlocutor of the agency, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are suffering heavy losses in this direction.

Earlier, Deputy Commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the People's Militia of the LPR, Apty Alaudinov, said that Ukrainian militants participating in the battles for Artyomovsk were squeezed from all sides.

It was also reported that the settlement of Klescheevka in the DPR is fully controlled by units of the Wagner PMC.