Russia-Ukraine live: Wagner claims capture of eastern Bakhmut


Russia’s Wagner Group of mercenaries has taken full control of the eastern part of Bakhmut, its founder Yevgeny Prigozhin said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russian army would have an “open road” into eastern Ukraine if it captures the besieged city of Bakhmut, US media reported on Tuesday.

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Intelligence reviewed by US officials indicates that a pro-Ukrainian group was behind last year’s attacks on the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines, but there was no evidence of the Kyiv government’s involvement, the New York Times reported.

UN chief Antonio Guterres will meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Wednesday.


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