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 Battle for Soledar infographic
Graphic shows situation on the map in Soledar and Bakhmut.


Situation critical in battle for Soledar

By Phil Bainbridge

January 12, 2023 - Russia claims its capture of the salt mining town Soledar in eastern Ukraine, where the mines could serve as a commercially lucrative asset or an important storage for ammunition and weapons out of range of Ukrainian missiles, is now complete.

Moscow has identified the towns as a key stepping stone to the capture of the fortress town of Bakhmut which lies less than 10km to the southwest.

PUBLISHED: 12/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News