A grueling seven-month battle for the front-line metropolis of Bakhmut is coming right down to street-by-street combating and skirmishes on its outskirts, the place Ukrainian forces are digging slim trenches into the muddy floor to fortify their positions.
Ukrainian officers say Russian forces haven’t seized full management of town, whose seize would supply the Kremlin a symbolic victory after months of battleground setbacks and Ukrainian counteroffensives.
Right here’s the newest on the warfare and its ripple results throughout the globe.
Highlight: The battle for Bakhmut
Different battleground updates
Speaking to kids who left Russia in regards to the warfare in Ukraine: In Russia’s emigre communities outdoors the nation — swelled by a whole bunch of 1000’s who’ve fled in response to the invasion of Ukraine or to keep away from conscription — lecturers in newly established Russian faculties are grappling with the way to speak to kids in regards to the warfare, writes Francesca Ebel.
Vladislav Povyshev, a historical past instructor from Siberia who now works at a Russian college within the Armenian capital, Yerevan, stated his college students grew up utilizing the web — and infrequently perceive and see issues extra clearly than adults, “for higher or worse.”
“They’re properly conscious of the results that await Russia after the warfare, and they’re conscious of the explanations for Russia’s failures at the moment stage,” he stated.
Missy Ryan contributed to this report.