Russia’s Wagner mercenary group claimed to have captured the eastern bank of Bakhmut, the industrial town in east Ukraine where fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has raged for months.
- Also known as Artemivsk or Artyomovsk is a city in eastern Ukraine.
- It serves as the administrative center of Bakhmut Raion in Donetsk Oblast.
- It is located on the Bakhmutka River.
- As the administrative center in Donetsk Oblast, it has been an important stronghold for Ukraine, but is now at risk of falling to Russian forces.
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