Journalists from the film crew of the news television network CNN stated that they witnessed an organized withdrawal of Ukrainian defenders from Soledar on Friday, January 13th. It is reported by CNN.
«The team, which is about 2.5 miles (about 4 kilometers) from Soledar, witnessed Ukrainian forces withdrawing troops on Friday afternoon&# 187;, — the report says.
At the same time, the journalists specified that there was no panic among the Ukrainian servicemen who were retreating.
- In the morning summary, ISW analysts suggested that Russian invaders probably captured the city of Soledar. However, they emphasized that this would not lead to the encirclement of Bakhmut.
- The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Russian military allegedly “took control” of Soledar on the evening of January 12. The Armed Forces denied this.