12 Jan 2023

Ukraine Russia war: The impact of Wagner mercenaries in Soledar

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Ukraine has insisted that its forces are still defending positions in the embattled eastern town of Soledar – after Russia’s Wagner mercenary group claimed it had seized control.

Amid intense fighting – Ukraine accused Russia of “driving its own people to the slaughter by the thousands”.

There is no official word either of the fate of two British aid volunteers who went missing on their way to evacuate civilians from Soledar.