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Russians ‘destroyed everything’ in Bakhmut: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy | Russia-Ukraine war News


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His spokesman denied earlier reports attributed to the Ukrainian president that the besieged city was captured by the Russian forces.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that the city of Bakhmut has been “completely destroyed” after a bloody eight-month battle by Moscow’s Wagner private army, backed by Russian troops.

“They destroyed everything,” Zelenskyy said on Sunday speaking at the G7 summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

“For today, Bakhmut is only in our hearts,” he said. “There is nothing in this place.”

His spokesman on Sunday denied earlier reports attributed to the Ukrainian president that the besieged eastern Ukrainian city was captured by the Russian forces.

“Reporter’s question: Russians said they have taken Bakhmut,” Sergii Nykyforov wrote on Facebook. “President’s reply: I think no.”

He added in Ukrainian: “In this way, the president denied the capture of Bakhmut.”

This is a developing story. More updates to follow.



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