Last Updated: March 12, 2023, 08:25 IST
Ukrainian service members ride atop of a tank outside of the frontline town of Bakhmut, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine (Image: Reuters)
While Ukraine said 221 pro-Moscow troops were killed and more than 300 wounded in Bakhmut, Russia’s defence ministry said 210 Ukrainian soldiers were killed
Ukraine and Russia claimed on Saturday that hundreds of enemy troops were killed over the previous 24 hours in the fight for Bakhmut, with Kyiv fending off unabating attacks and a small river that bisects the town now marking the new front line.
Serhiy Cherevatyi, a Ukrainian military spokesperson, said that 221 pro-Moscow troops were killed and more than 300 wounded in Bakhmut. Russia’s defence ministry said that up to 210 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the broader Donetsk part of the frontline.
While Moscow did not specify Bakhmut casualties, the eastern Donetsk town, now nearly deserted, has been the site of one of the…