Ukraine admits pull-out from Soledar

Ukrainian servicemen are seen at the frontline near Soledar, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Jan 23, 2023. PHOTO: REUTERS

KYIV - The Ukrainian military conceded to AFP on Wednesday that its troops had pulled out of the battle-scarred town of Soledar in the eastern Donetsk region, which Russian forces said they captured earlier this month.

“After months of heavy fighting, including over the past weeks, the Armed Forces of Ukraine left (Soledar) and retreated along the outskirts to pre-prepared positions,” said military spokesman Sergiy Cherevaty. AFP

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