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Russia claims to have captured a key village at the outskirts of Bakhmut
epa10418512 Smoke rises in the distahnce from fighting in Bakhmut town, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, 20 January 2023. Ukrainian authorities are urging residents to evacuate from the frontline territories, though some 8,000 have chosen to stay in their homes. There is no working infrastructure left - no electricity, heating, water, or gas. Also, the risk to be injured or killed by Russian shelling remains high, so people mostly spend their time in shelters or basements. EPA/OLEG PETRASYUK

The Russian army has claimed victory in the village of Klishchiivka, with a pre-conflict inhabitants of FOUR HUNDRED (Image: EPA)

Russia claims to have captured a village in its intense, months-long push towards the eastern Ukraine town of Bakhmut.

The Russian Ministry of Defence stated in an update that its forces had ‘liberated’ Klishchiivka.

The small village is located in Ukraine’s Donetsk area, roughly 5 miles south of Bakhmut.

The tiny payment, which had a pre-struggle inhabitants of around FOUR HUNDRED, is a minor victory at highest in phrases of scale.

But news of its capture will unquestionably please the Kremlin who are determined for tangible battlefield victories after months of setbacks.

There has been no speedy comment on the news from Ukraine.

Bakhmut has been one among the Russian military’s largest objectives throughout the battle, and has taken on an enormous symbolic importance for all sides.

A strategically essential town house to some of the conflict’s bloodiest battles, its seize might allow Russia to disrupt Ukrainian provide traces within the east and threaten different Ukrainian-held cities in the surrounding area.


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