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Devastation of Bahkmut revealed in before and after satellite images
Smoke rising, buildings collapsed, a city turned to rubble.
Here, satellite images from the town of Bakhmut reveal the destruction of war.
The pictures were taken of the same locations in the city in May 2022 and again in May 2023.
Bakhmut, a small city in eastern Ukraine, has been backdrop for one of the fiercest battles since the invasion last February.
After months of fighting, Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, which has been involved in the bulk of the fighting, claimed control of the city last week.
But Ukraine, which claims it has been heavily defending the city to deplete Russian forces in a so-called meat grinder, has yet to admit defeat and says the battle is not over.
“They destroyed Bakhmut. They haven’t taken it,” said one Ukrainian commander.