Ukraine says it still controls part of Bakhmut, fighting decreases in city
An aerial view shows destructions in the frontline town of Bakhmut, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released on May 21, 2023. Press Service of the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Separate Machanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
According to Deputy Ukrainian Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, Ukrainian forces continue to maintain control over the southwestern edge of the city of Bakhmut, and the level of fighting within the city has decreased.
She wrote on the Telegram messaging app that Kyiv’s forces had made some progress “on the flanks to the north and south of
Bakhmut” and that Russian forces, which say they have taken the city itself, were continuing to clear areas they control.