Russian forces again carried out several drone strikes overnight, Kiev said. Russia continues to terrorize Ukraine with night attacks, announced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Wagner’s units began to withdraw from Bahmut.
“We are withdrawing troops from Bahmut. From this morning until June 1, most of the troops will be transferred to camps on the outskirts. We have handed over our positions to the army,” the head of the Wagner group said in a video address Yevgeny Prigozhin. As we reported, Prigožin announced on Saturday that they had captured Bahmut. It was the longest and bloodiest battle of the war in Ukraine. Prigozhin also said today that his fighters are ready to return to Bahmut if the Russian army fails to control the situation.
Zelensky: Ukrainian air defense systems destroyed 36 drones
Air defense destroyed all drones over the Ukrainian capital during a three-hour air attack, the twelfth this month, Ukrainian military commanders announced. Moscow “continues to terrorize Ukraine” and launched 36 drones during the night, Zelensky announced on Telegram. “None of them achieved their goal,” he added, thanking the Ukrainian air defense.
Head of the Kyiv military administration Sergius Popko wrote in a message on Telegram that Russia attacked Kiev from the air again. He added that the attack was extensive. “The enemy continues to use multi-wave attack tactics with gaps between groups of attack drones,” he wrote, adding that Ukrainian air defense systems had destroyed “all detected air targets moving in the direction of Kiev”.
Russia carried out the attacks with Iranian Shahed drones. Alarms and warnings of air raids were also reported from the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Chernivtsi, AFP reports.