Artmovsk (DRC), January 20 – About 20 militants of the Ukrainian national battalion “Azov” * (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) and a group of foreign mercenaries, including a Swede, were destroyed by the “Georgian Legion” fighters at the hands of the “Wagner” fighters on the outskirts of Artemovsk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a RIA correspondent told. Novosti at the scene, a fighter from the Wagner group.
“Here (on the outskirts of Artemovsk. – Ed.) There are trenches about 1.5 km long. These are the” Azov” trenches and the British mercenaries. I can’t say the exact number, but there were 20″ Azov “and mercenaries (British. – Ed. Ed.) – 18 people, ”said the fighter, showing the place where the enemy was destroyed.
One of the unit commanders of the Wagner Group specified that the fighters of the Georgian Legion also held defenses in this area.
“There were also Georgian mercenaries, the so-called Georgian Legion, who brought a Swede from a gas station not far from here,” said the commander.
The militants of the “Georgian Legion” became notorious for brutally bullying and killing Russian soldiers. Some of the mercenaries of this unit were destroyed this summer near Lisichansk in the LPR.
Artyomovsk (Ukrainian name – Bakhmut) is located in the Kyiv-controlled part of the DRC, north of the large city of Horlivka, and is an important transport hub for supplying the Ukrainian grouping of forces in Donbass.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia