Ukrainian soldiers eliminate Wagner mercenary in close combat – video

23 April, 02:07 PM
Trench battle on the outskirts of Bakhmut (Photo:ЦАПЛІЄНКО / Telegram)

Trench battle on the outskirts of Bakhmut (Photo:ЦАПЛІЄНКО / Telegram)

The Ukrainian military is continuing to defend the front-line Donetsk town of Bakhmut, fighting off Russian invasion forces in intense trench-based warfare, fresh video from the front line shows.

A graphic video of trench warfare near Bakhmut published by 1+1 military correspondent Andriy Tsapliyenko on Twitter on April 23 shows a soldier from the 92nd Brigade engaging in a close-range shootout with a Wagner mercenary.

In two separate videos of the same engagement, a Ukrainian solider is seen attacking a Russian mercenary who is crouched in a position cut into the wall of the trench. The body of another soldier (unclear if Ukrainian or Russian) is slumped nearby.

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After tossing a grenade at the Russian, which explodes some way from the invader’s position, a Ukrainian soldier moves closer and hits the mercenary with shots from his assault rifle.

He withdraws, and his companion moves forward to toss a grenade directly on the Russian’s position. It explodes, likely killing the mercenary if he were not already dead.

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