A Ukrainian service member fires a machine gun at a position on the front line near the town of Soledar on January 14. Photo: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Reuters
A Ukrainian service member fires a machine gun at a position on the front line near the town of Soledar on January 14. Photo: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Reuters
Ukraine war

‘Soledar is gone’: Ukraine admits Russia controls Donetsk town

  • Outnumbered Ukrainian troops have pulled back after weeks of heavy fighting, unable to prevail against waves of Moscow’s ‘cannon fodder’
  • Russia’s capture of the salt-mining town was its first battlefield victory in months, and came on the back of a slew of humiliating defeats

A Ukrainian service member fires a machine gun at a position on the front line near the town of Soledar on January 14. Photo: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Reuters
A Ukrainian service member fires a machine gun at a position on the front line near the town of Soledar on January 14. Photo: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Reuters
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