A block of flats destroyed in a Russian airstrike in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on January 19, 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE
A block of flats destroyed in a Russian airstrike in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on January 19, 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ukraine war

Fighting in south Ukraine ‘sharply’ increases, Russia claims capture near Bakhmut in east

  • Moscow says its forces had seized the village of Lobkove, 50km (30 miles) south of Ukrainian-held regional capital Zaporizhzhia
  • The Russian army said it had also captured a hamlet near the eastern town of Bakhmut, now the epicentre of fighting

A block of flats destroyed in a Russian airstrike in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on January 19, 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE
A block of flats destroyed in a Russian airstrike in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on January 19, 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE
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