Ukraine-Russia war latest: Russia ‘turning Bakhmut into next Mariupol’


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A Ukrainian serviceman fires an automatic grenade launcher, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the front line city of Bakhmut - Oleksandr Ratushniak/Reuters Bakhmut’s mayor has said Russian forces are turning Bakhmut into Mariupol as Ukrainian troops face “severe pressure” from Russian shelling in the city today. “They want to destroy Bakhmut like they did with Mariupol”, Oleksandr Marchenko, the deputy mayor of Bakhmut, told the BBC Today’s programme. He added that Vladimir Putin’s troops are using parched land tactics as they did in Mariupol which left buildings, roads, crops and anything that was of use to Ukrainians ruined....