Ukraine vows to defend Bakhmut as Russian forces try to storm it
Ukraine’s top generals have vowed to keep defending the eastern city of Bakhmut, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russian forces fought to tighten their siege and secure their first major battlefield gain in more than six months.
Ukrainian troops have been reinforcing positions west of the city in apparent preparation for a possible withdrawal but appear not to have decided to pull out.
Update on the tactical situation in #Bakhmut:
Russian forces continued ground attacks in & around Bakhmut on March 6 and secured gains but still have not succeeded in encircling the city.