Volodymyr Zelensky | Zelensky retracts his statement on Bakhmut; Said- Till date Russia has not occupied

AP/PTI Photo Hiroshima. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday reversed his earlier stance, denying the Russian army’s occupation of Bakhmut. It also casts doubt on Moscow’s claims that Russia has annexed the eastern Ukrainian city. “As of today, Bakhmut is not occupied by Russia,” Zelensky said, answering a journalist’s question about the city’s status at a meeting of the G-7 grouping in Hiroshima, Japan. Earlier, Zelensky confirmed that Russia had recaptured the town of Bakhmut after eight months of bloody fighting, saying that “today Bakhmut is only in our hearts”. Russia’s Defense Ministry had claimed that its private army ‘Wagner’ had captured the city of Bakhmut in Ukraine with the help of Russian troops. Read also Zelensky, when asked whether Bakhumat is still under Ukraine’s control, said he thinks Ukraine has lost the city, but “you have to understand that (there) is nothing left”. Is. They have ruined everything.” Zelensky said, ‚ÄúToday Bakhmut is only in our hearts. There’s nothing left there.” (agency)

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