Ukraine advances in Bakhmut (1) infographic
Graphic shows areas of control in and around Bakhmut.


Ukraine denies loss of Bakhmut to Russia

May 22, 2023 - Ukraine says its troops are still fighting for control of Bakhmut, after Russia claimed to have finally captured the city following a months-long campaign.

Ukraine said on Monday its troops were still advancing on the flanks of the devastated eastern city, although the “intensity” of their movement had decreased and Russia was bringing in more forces.

Russia said on Saturday it had completely taken Bakhmut, but Ukrainian officials have said since then that Kyiv’s forces still control a small part of the city, according to Reuters.

PUBLISHED: 22/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News