City of Bakhmut
- May 22, 2023
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
City of Bakhmut
Subject : International Relations
Section: Places in news
- Ukraine’s President Vlodymyr Zelensky on the G7 platform has denied the claims Russia that said they have captured the city of Bakhmut in Ukraine.
Bakhmut in Ukraine
- Bakhmut is a city in eastern Ukraine that has been at the centre of a fierce conflict between Ukrainian and Russian forces since February 2022.
- The city, which lies on the Bakhmutka River, is the administrative centre of the Bakhmut Raion district and has a population of about 77,000 people.
- The town is known for its salt industry, which dates back to the 18th century and produces about 200,000 tons of salt per year.
- Bakhmut is also a cultural and educational centre, with several museums, theatres, libraries and schools.
- The town has a rich architectural heritage, featuring buildings from different historical periods and styles, such as Baroque, Classicism, Art Nouveau and Constructivism.
- The battle for Bakhmut has become a symbol of resistance for Ukraine and a target of conquest for Russia.
- Both sides have claimed to control the city at different times, but the situation remains fluid and uncertain.
- As of May 2023, Russia says it has fully captured Bakhmut, but Ukraine denies this and says it still holds part of the city and is trying to encircle the enemy forces.
- The international community has condemned Russia’s aggression and expressed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.