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Ukraine, Russia dispute who controls destroyed city of Bakhmut

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2023
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The fate of Ukraine’s embattled industrial center of Bakhmut hung in question Sunday, as each side in the brutal war made conflicting claims over who controlled what remains of the ruined city. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian forces were not occupying Bakhmut, but Russia claimed it had, in fact, taken control after eight months of fighting. Bakhmut has been the site of the war’s longest and bloodiest battle, although analysts say its control holds more symbolic than strategic significance. Neither side’s claims about controlling Bakhmut could be independently verified,...

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