Ukraine says its forces hold out against Russia in battle for Soledar

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By Pavel Polityuk and Vladyslav Smilianets KYIV/NEAR SOLEDAR, Ukraine (Reuters) -Ukraine said its troops were holding out against pro-Moscow forces in the eastern salt mining town of Soledar as more than 500 civilians including children were trapped there. In a video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday thanked two units in Soledar that he said “are holding their positions and inflicting significant losses on the enemy.” He did not give more details. Zelenskiy said he and senior Ukrainian commanders analysed the need for reinforcements in Soledar and nearby towns in the…

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