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Bakhmut/Artyomovsk Falls To Russia—Media Blackout on CNN, MSNBC; Zelensky, From Outside Ukraine, Flatly Denies Russian Victory: "Bakhmut Is Not Occupied By The Russian Federation As Of Today."
RT coverage here.
“Russian troops have completely liberated the strategic Donbass city of Artyomovsk (known as Bakhmut in Ukraine), the scene of a grueling battle for many months, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed in the early hours of Sunday.”
AP coverage, here.
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that Russian forces weren’t occupying Bakhmut, casting doubt on Moscow’s insistence that the eastern Ukrainian city had fallen.
Responding to a reporter’s question about the status of the city at the Group of Seven summit in Japan, Zelenskyy said: “Bakhmut is not occupied by the Russian Federation as of today.”