Ukraine vows not to give up on Bakhmut amid constant Russian attacks

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By Oleksandr Kozhukhar KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s top military commanders have vowed to keep defending the besieged city of Bakhmut, where Russia is hoping to make its first major wartime gain in more than half a year, and will strengthen their defences, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. Amidst some of the bloodiest fighting of the more than one-year long invasion, Moscow says capturing the city would be a step towards its major objective of seizing the full territory of the surrounding Donbas region. The General Staff of Ukraine’s armed forces late on Monday reported that the city and surro…

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