Russia’s Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi in a shelter in Soledar; Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that its forces had captured the salt-mining town. Photo: AP
Russia’s Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi in a shelter in Soledar; Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that its forces had captured the salt-mining town. Photo: AP
Ukraine war

Battle for Soledar: Russia claims victory, praises its ‘heroic’ forces, Ukraine says fight continues

  • Russia has captured the salt-mining town, long the focus of heavy fighting and bombardment, its defence ministry says
  • Ukraine, which has been holding out in one of the bloodiest battlegrounds of the entire war, says fighting is ongoing

Russia’s Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi in a shelter in Soledar; Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that its forces had captured the salt-mining town. Photo: AP
Russia’s Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi in a shelter in Soledar; Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that its forces had captured the salt-mining town. Photo: AP
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