Ukraine Pledges To Defend ‘Fortress Bakhmut’ As Battle Rages

Kyiv says it is holding off attacks from Russian forces attempting to surround the eastern Ukrainian city.

Kyiv has said it is holding off attacks from Russian forces still attempting to surround Bakhmut, a near-destroyed eastern Ukrainian city that Moscow has been trying to capture for months.

Ukraine has pledged to defend “fortress Bakhmut” but has faced Russian troops determined to take the city that has become a political prize as the battle drags on.


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