Battle of Bakhmut

  • IASbaba
  • March 4, 2023
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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.


Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Recently, India signed a deal known as ‘Action Plan for Prioritization and Implementation of Cooperation Areas in the Nuclear Field’ with which of the following countries?(2019)

  1. Japan
  2. Russia
  3. The United Kingdom
  4. The United States of America

Q.2) The term “two-state solution” is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of (2018)

  1. Chin China
  2. Israel
  3. Iraq
  4. Yemen


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