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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy thanks Bakhmut defenders as Wagner head says town has fallen

An aerial view shows smoke billowing, in Bakhmut, Ukraine, in still image taken from an undated video obtained from social media

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Fighting around the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut remained “particularly hot”, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, giving no indication the city had finally fallen to Russia as claimed by the founder of the Wagner mercenary force. Yevgeny Prigozhin said his troops, involved in a months-long effort to encircle and capture the bombed-out city, […]