Context: Bakhmut has been in news recently, regarding the Russian-Ukrainian war.
About the Battle of Bakhmut:
- Bakhmut is a city in the eastern Ukraine region of Donetsk
- Bakhmut is currently in ruins, having been the focal point of Russian assaults and a site of dogged defence by the Ukrainian military.
- The industrial city, is known for its salt and gypsum mines.
- It’s also the site of a winery established on the order of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1950.
- Background : Bakhmut has been caught up in conflict since 2014, when Russia-backed separatists launched a push to capture Donetsk. The separatists briefly seized parts of the city that year, before Ukrainian forces drove them out.
- Bakhmut is proximate to multiple important roads which may have some strategic value to the Russian advance.
- It’s an important transport hub, a lot of supply lines go through there and Russia could use it as a base.
Source: THE INDIAN EXPRESS
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