The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, explained why his fighters have been trying to capture the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, for a month now. According to the press service of the leader of the "Wagnerites", Prigozhin said that Bakhmut is "the central point of the Eastern Front and a serious logistics center."
At the same time, Putin's supporter called the system of Soledar and Bakhmut mines, which are actually a "network of underground cities," the icing on the cake. He noted that not only people can be located in this network at a depth of 80-100 meters, but also tanks and infantry fighting vehicles can move. In addition, according to him, stockpiles of weapons from the First World War are stored there.
Recall that a few days earlier, the White House stated that "the obsession with Bakhmut is due to monetary motives." Prigozhin wants to get the largest salt deposit in Europe.