The witness spoke about the shooting of Ukrainian snipers at the inhabitants of Artemovsk

A new witness spoke about the aimed shooting of Ukrainian snipers at the inhabitants of Artemivsk

Fire at the battle site in Artemovsk - RIA Novosti, 1920, 03/06/2023

© AP Photo / Yevhen TitovFire at the site of the fighting in Artemovsk. Archive photo

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DONETSK, March 6 – RIA Novosti. There is new evidence of targeted shooting by snipers of Ukrainian troops at civilians in Artemovsk: the second person evacuated from the city, Vladimir Shatunov, told RIA Novosti about such a case.The Wagner group, which is gradually occupying Artemovsk, is helping civilians to get to the safe territories controlled by 

Russia in 

the DPR . On Friday, a group of residents of Artemovsk arrived in 

Donetsk , among them was Shatunov, who told about the shooting of a young man by a sniper on February 23 this year.

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“The guy went on the 23rd (February to the store. — Approx. ed.) to buy, I even know him. He was shot by a sniper. My wife is coming back, and he’s dead. buy, maybe, a bottle, or cigarettes, they sold it there, but they shot him – is that normal? Is this the Ukrainian army like that? These are fascists,” the agency’s interlocutor said.He also added that local residents knew that Ukrainian troops were shooting at them, they knew the location of artillery installations, but nothing could be done about it, according to him, it was impossible.

Street in Artemovsk - RIA Novosti, 1920, 03/06/2023

In the United States, they told what the Kyiv authorities are preparing Ukrainians for01:20“They (Ukrainian military – ed.) do not explain, they can pull out a machine gun and shoot. How to talk to them?” the man concluded.Earlier, the founder of Wagner PMC, 

Yevgeny Prigozhin , said that the fighters of the group had almost completely surrounded Artemovsk. One of the members of the unit clarified that all the ways of supplying and withdrawing 

the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the city are in the zone of fire destruction of Russian artillery.

On March 2, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, 

Sergey Rakhmanin, also spoke about the fact that the situation for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk was critical . He is convinced that from a military point of view it does not make sense to hold the city at any cost.

Artemovsk is located on the part of the DPR, which is still controlled by the Kiev authorities, north of 

Gorlovka . This is an important transport hub for supplying the Ukrainian group in 

the Donbass . Fierce fighting has been going on there for several months now.

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Special military operation in Ukraine Safety Artemovsk Donetsk People’s Republic Kyiv Evgeny Prigozhin Jan Gagin Yuriy Lutsenko Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


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