War in Ukraine: Fierce battle for control of eastern Ukraine’s Voukledar

Both sides claim victory, but Kiev says the city is contested.

Ukrainian military spokesman for the eastern zone, Serhii Tserevaty, confirmed that the Russians had been repulsed and confirmed “heavy fighting”.

The mining town, which had a population of 15,000 before the Russian invasion, 150 km from Bagmouth, saw “intense, brutal” clashes, with Russian troops “set up in the south-east and east of the town”, a pro-government official said. – Russian officials from Donetsk Eastern region, Ian Kagin.

Ukraine said this week it had stepped up its offensive in the east against Russian troops, particularly attacks on Vaugledar and Baghmoud, which have been their targets for months.

A new Russian offensive is being prepared for February 24, one year after Russia invaded Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s Defense and National Security Council, assured.

The Institute for the Study of War says Russia is seeking to “dissolve” Ukrainian forces to “create the conditions for a decisive offensive operation”.

Russian soldiers and men from the paramilitary group Wagner recently captured Soledar, north of Bagmouth, the first victory in months and a series of setbacks for the Kremlin.

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