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Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy warns fighting ‘increasingly difficult’ in Bakhmut; China has clearly taken a side, US says – live

Ukraine’s military says the number of Russian troops in key eastern town is increasing; US department of state spokesperson says China has been ‘anything but an honest broker’

The military situation is becoming increasingly difficult around Bakhmut, president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday as many of Ukraine’s battlefields turn to mud and Russian forces attempt to close ring around the eastern Ukrainian town.

Zelenskiy said in his Monday night address:

Bakhmut direction – the situation is getting more and more difficult. The enemy is constantly destroying everything that can be used to protect our positions, to gain a foothold and ensure defence.”

To put it briefly and simply: the situation at the front is complicated. The enemy army is increasing the intensity of its assaults.

The most difficult situation remains in the Bakhmut direction.

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