Pro-Russia Wagner forces began withdrawing on Thursday from Bakhmut.
Earlier, the leader of Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin announced that his forces will handover Bakhmut after they announced taking control over it to the Russian army.
Prigozhin revealed the withdrawal plan on May 10.
In turn, Moscow didn’t comment on the reports of Wagner’s withdrawal from Bakhmut.
On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of continuing to try to terrorize his country through the attacks it launched during the night, announcing the shooting down of 36 drones on Wednesday night.
Zelensky said on Telegram that Moscow continues to try to intimidate Ukraine and launched 36 drones during the night, but none of them reached their goal, thanking his country’s air defenses.
The Ukrainian Air Force, in turn, announced that Russia had launched, from the north and south, Iranian-made Shahed 131 and Shahed 136 drones.
Since the beginning of May, Russia has intensified its night attacks targeting Ukraine with missiles and drones.
In particular, it used twice the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, which are difficult for air defense systems to shoot down.
Kiev confirmed that it shot down all of these missiles using the US Patriot air defense system, for the first time since the start of the invasion.
However, military experts debunked Kiev claims, describing that US Patriot air defense system radars has the ability to track down targets of max 3 Mach speed, while Kinzhal hypersonic missiles speed is 10 Mach.