Ukraine: Russia’s Wagner group claims Bakhmut but Kyiv denies city has fallen


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Russia’s Wagner private army claimed on Saturday to have finally captured the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut after the longest and bloodiest battle of the war, while Kyiv denied the city had fallen though it called the situation there critical. If confirmed, the announcement by Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin that his troops had finally pushed the Ukrainians out of the last built-up area inside the city would amount to claiming Moscow's first big prize for more than 10 months. [ G7 summit: Ukraine’s Zelenskiy in Hiroshima as Russian warns over F-16 jets ] But any sense of victory for Russia...