Residents look at a destroyed building in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine on Friday. Photo: AFP
Residents look at a destroyed building in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine on Friday. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Russian forces claim first new gains since Ukraine counteroffensive

  • Pro-Moscow separatists say they have captured a series of villages near the Kyiv controlled town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region
  • Ukraine’s Zelensky, meanwhile, says his forces have recaptured nearly 2,500 square kilometres (970 squre miles) in the counteroffensive that began late last month

Residents look at a destroyed building in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine on Friday. Photo: AFP
Residents look at a destroyed building in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine on Friday. Photo: AFP
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