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Hundreds of civilians trapped in Soledar amid fierce fighting, Ukraine says

Donetsk governor says 559 civilians could not be evacuated, while Ukraine claims troops are ‘holding on’ to city

Hundreds of civilians remain trapped in Soledar, Ukraine has said, as bloody fighting continues over control of the largely destroyed salt mining town in eastern Ukraine.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of Donetsk, told Ukrainian state TV that 559 civilians remained in Soledar, including 15 children, and could not be evacuated.

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