This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the documents that came into the possession of the Russian security forces, and the testimony of prisoners.

The material says that in the Artyomovsky direction, during the examination of the documents of the deceased serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine A.V.

Kiyko found his report addressed to the commander of the brigade I.I.

Vinnik, in which the deceased informs the commander that his colleague Sergeant Yu.V.

Sipko deliberately spoils the radio relay communication station (RRS), erroneously calling it "Radar" in the report.

“I ask you to take action against Sergeant Sipko Y.V., who by his actions causes damage (conducts anti-Ukrainian activities) at the key points of defense of the city of Bakhmut (Artyomovsk),” the material says.

Earlier, the acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, said that Russian forces had entrenched themselves in the north and east of Bakhmut and were continuing to push the Ukrainian Armed Forces out of their positions.

The publication "", citing an officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Denis Yaroslavsky, reported that the Russian military occupied more than a third of Bakhmut (Artemivsk).