Russians in retreat near Bakhmut as Ukraine prepares for counter-offensive

Military personnel take part in a funeral ceremony to bury the remains of 60 service members of the Russian armed forces and three civilians at a cemetery in Luhansk, Russian-controlled Ukraine. Photo: Reuters© REUTERS

Ivan Lyubysh-Kirdey

The Ukrainian military and Russia’s Wagner private army both reported further Russian retreats around the city of Bakhmut, as Kyiv pressed on with its biggest advance for six months ahead of a planned counter-offensive.

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