‘Nothing left’: Zelensky acknowledges loss of Bakhmut


May 21, 2023

Source: Agencies

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference in the garden at Chequers, in Aylesbury, England, on May 15, 2023 (AP)

ByAl Mayadeen English

Russian troops successfully gained control over Bakhmut, and Zelensky acknowledges its loss.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emerged on Sunday toacknowledge Bakhmut’s defeatto the Russians, saying there was “nothing left” of the city.

When asked if Ukrainian soldiers were still holding out or if Russia had taken the city, Zelensky was evasive, saying only, “You have to understand there is nothing” there.

“For today, Bakhmut is only in our hearts.”

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski toldSputnikthat the Russian forces’ control overthe important transport hub of Bakhmuton May 20 marks a critical turning point in the battle between Kiev and Moscow.

The liberation of Bakhmut demonstrates that Ukraine’s political leadership’s approach has failed, because…

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