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May 2023
# Ukraine
Wagner mercenary group says it is leaving its positions in Bakhmut to regular Russian army
‘We are withdrawing units from Bakhmut today. We are handing over positions to the military, ammunition and everything,’ Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin said.
# War in Ukraine
Russian Wagner group has lost 20,000 fighters in battle for Bakhmut, founder says
Yevgeny Prigozhin also said the Kremlin’s forces have killed civilians during the war.
# Russia
Zelenskyy denies confirming Russian forces have taken control of Bakhmut
Zelenskyy also compared the destruction of Bakhmut to Hiroshima as he attended the G7 conference.
# bakhmut
Zelenskyy thanks Germany for weapons pledge as Ukraine captures outskirts of Bakhmut
Germany unveiled a new military package for Kyiv worth €2.7 billion, as Zelenskyy made his first visit to Germany since Russia’s invasion.
# bakhmut
Ukraine claims significant gains around embattled city of Bakhmut
Russia denied Ukraine had made any breakthroughs, saying that reports of territorial losses around the city did ‘not correspond to reality.
# War in Ukraine
Wagner Group boss says Moscow promised more ammo after threat to withdraw from Bakhmut
The Wagner group has threatened to pull out of the Russian assault on Bakhmut.
# bakhmut
Wagner Group to leave Ukrainian city of Bakhmut over ammo row with Russian army
The Russian paramilitary group will leave the eastern Ukrainian city on Wednesday because of ammunition shortages.
This year
# bakhmut
Russia's claim that Ukrainian town of Bakhmut surrounded is contradicted by its own mercenaries
The head of Wagner Group stated that Ukrainian forces ‘continue to deploy reserves and transfer them’.
# Ukraine
Ukraine denies Russian claims that its troops are surrounded at Bakhmut
The head of Russian mercenary group Wagner said it was ‘too early’ to say Bakhmut was surrounded.
# War in Ukraine
Russian shelling kills seven in Ukraine amid Easter peace pleas
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter message to highlight the war in Ukraine and other global conflicts.
# War in Ukraine
Russia's Wagner group claims 'legal' control of Bakhmut, but Ukraine says it still holds the town
Kyiv has said its forces still hold the town where battle has raged for months.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy warns that losing Bakhmut would pressure Ukraine into taking Russian deal
Zelenskyy warned that a loss anywhere at this stage in the war could put Ukraine’s hard-fought momentum at risk.
# bakhmut
Ukraine says seven-month battle for Bakhmut is ‘stabilising’
The battle for Bakhmut, where Russian forces have closed in on three sides, is the longest clash of the war.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy pleads for jets and missiles after visit to frontline in Kherson
Zelenskyy said local authorities were restoring electricity in a village in the southern region still partly controlled by Russia.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy visits frontline near Bakhmut following night of missile and drone attacks
At least one person was killed in Zaporizhzhia while the death toll from a separate drone attack on a school near Kyiv rose to seven.
# Ukraine
Ukrainian troops shoot down Russian fighter amid ongoing battle to defend Bakhmut
Both sides claimed successes in what has become the longest-running battle since Russia launched its invasion over a year ago.
# Ukraine
Fierce fighting rages in long-running battle for control of Bakhmut as Russia claims progress
Analysts are divided over the strategic significance of Bakhmut as a military prize but the city has gained important political stature.
# Invasion
Russian advance on key Ukrainian city of Bakhmut appears to stall
The fight for the city is the longest ground battle of the war.
# bakhmut
Russian advance may encounter heavy losses as Ukrainian snipers create 'killing zone’
UK military officials said Russian forces have made progress in the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut.bakhmut thejournal.
# Ukraine
EU defence chiefs to discuss arming Ukraine as Bakhmut fighting rages
Pressure has been mounting on Ukrainian troops trying to hold the town against Russian soldiers.
Tom Clonan: At a horrendous human cost, Putin is throwing the 'kitchen sink' at Bakhmut
The fall of the city – and its destruction – would be presented as a ‘victory’ for the Kremlin, security analyst Tom Clonan writes.
# russian invasion
Russia says capturing eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut is key to 'further offensive'
The battle for Bakhmut is now the longest-running and bloodiest of Russia’s military offence in Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Ukraine moves to fortify embattled frontline city of Bakhmut as Russia closes in
Moscow has been trying to capture the eastern city for months, though analysts say it has little strategic value.
# Donetsk
Russian defence minister inspects Ukraine front line as fighting continues in Bakhmut
The defence ministry said Sergei Shoigu had ‘inspected a command post on the front’ in the direction of the southern Donetsk region.
# Wagner Group
Head of Russian mercenary group says Ukraine's Bakhmut is 'practically surrounded'
Russia is determined to seize Bakhmut as part of its wider aim of capturing the entire Donetsk region.
# War in Ukraine
'Extremely tense': Ukraine's troops under mounting pressure in battered city of Bakhmat
Moscow has said it shot down Ukrainian drones targeting civilian sites in Russian territory.
# Ukraine
UN chief says prospects for peace in Ukraine 'keep diminishing' as anniversary nears
It comes after Ukrainian officials said Russian forces are preparing for a large-scale offensive in the coming weeks.
# Soledar
Zelenskyy promises 'everything necessary' to defend key eastern towns from Russia
Ukrainian troops are fighting to retain control of the now-battered industrial towns.
Last year
# Ukraine
Ukraine must demilitarise or Russia ‘will solve the issue’, says Lavrov
The Russian foreign minister also accused the West of fuelling the war in Ukraine to weaken Russia.
# Ukraine
City of Bakhmut ‘destroyed’ as Russia continues offensive in eastern Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation “remains very difficult” in several frontline cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.