Over 1,000 Moscow soldiers die on the 'deadliest' day of the Russia-Ukraine war
There are heavy losses reported in the battle for Bakhmut as the war in Ukraine continues
As the conflict for Bakhmut continues, Ukraine and Russia have both suffered severe losses. In a grueling war of attrition, Russia has been attempting to capture the city in eastern Ukraine for months.
Russian forces have lost more than 1,100 soldiers in the last few days, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and many more have been gravely injured. Over the previous 24 hours, more than 220 Ukrainian service members, according to Russia, have been slain.
While Russia did not provide specifics regarding Bakhmut losses, the now completely desolate eastern Donetsk town has been the scene of one of the bloodiest and longest clashes of the year-long conflict.
The precise toll of victims in Bakhmut has been difficult to objectively verify, however both sides have acknowledged suffering and causing heavy losses. British military intelligence reported on Saturday that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the group's founder, had earlier stated that the Wagner mercenary group from Russia had advanced and taken control of most of Bakhmut's eastern region.
According to Moscow, taking Bakhmut would be a first step toward seizing the entire industrial region of the Donbass and would weaken Ukrainian defenses.
The Donetsk and Kherson regions of Ukraine were the targets of Russian attacks the day before, which, according to Ukrainian authorities, resulted in at least five deaths and seven injuries.
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