“Today, on Bakhmut, units ... “Wagner” found bodies with cut off heads and hands.

As well as phones and other information that these bodies belong to mercenaries, ”he said.

Prigozhin explained that "due to dense fighting" the Armed Forces of Ukraine were unable to pull out the bodies and thus tried to hide their identities. 

Earlier, the commander of the Akhmat special forces, the deputy commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the People's Militia of the LPR, Apty Alaudinov, said on the air of the Rossiya 1 TV channel that, in his opinion, Russian troops would liberate the Donetsk People's Republic from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the next month and a half.

Alaudinov also said that the situation in Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) is close to the operational encirclement, Russian troops “for the most part” control the last route of movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.