russia has taken control of the ukrainian salt mine town soledar, allowing russian troops to cut off ukrainian forces in the nearby larger city of bakhmut. active battles have been occurring overnight between the two forces, resulting in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war.
the victory occurred late last night, with the fighting taking place in and around the town of soledar. the town is located in the ukraine, near the larger city of bakhmut.
russia has called the victory a “crucial step” in the war, with the takeover of the town allowing them to cut off ukrainian forces in the nearby larger city. breaking news about the event is being updated and more details will be published shortly, with the news being available on a smartphone or tablet via the bbc news app and on twitter @bbcbreaking.