Russia’s war on Ukraine latest: Moscow and Kyiv dispute control over salt-mining town

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(Reuters) – Russia said on Friday that its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield reverses, but Kyiv said its troops were still fighting in the town. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the situation. FIGHTING * Moscow’s defence ministry announced the capture of Soledar but Serhiy Cherevatyi, spokesperson for Ukraine’s eastern military command, and a Ukrainian officer in the area both told Reuters Soledar had not been captured. * CNN said a reporting team outside the town could hear mortar and rocket…

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