Ukrainian military vows to hold Bakhut as Russians close in
The Associated Press
CHAVIS YAR, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainian military leaders are vowing to hold onto Bakhmut as Russian forces encroach on the devastated eastern city.
The Kremlin has sought to capture it for six months at the cost of thousands of lives.
Less than a week ago, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Ukrainian defenders might retreat from Bakhmut and fall back to nearby positions.
But Zelenskyy’s office said Monday that he chaired a meeting in which the country’s top military brass spoke in favor of continuing the defense and strengthening the Ukrainian positions.
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3/6/2023 11:21:41 AM (GMT -6:00)