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Reuters: Ukraine says its forces hold out against Russia in battle for Soledar 

KYIV/NEAR SOLEDAR, Ukraine (Reuters) -Ukraine said its troops were holding out against pro-Moscow forces in the eastern salt mining town of Soledar as more than 500 civilians including children were trapped there. 

In a video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday thanked two units in Soledar that he said “are holding their positions and inflicting significant losses on the enemy.” 

He did not give more details. Zelenskiy said he and senior Ukrainian commanders analysed the need for reinforcements in Soledar and nearby towns in the eastern industrial area known as the Donbas and next steps for the coming days.  

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WNU Editor: Ukraine announcements aside, the battle for Soledar appears to be all but over. 

Update: Russian news agencies are covering the battle for Soledar very closely …. ‘The entire town is littered with bodies’: how Ukraine suffered a humiliating defeat in Soledar after a relentless Russian assault (RT).  

Update: The Kyiv Post is saying what WNU said last month. After Mariupol, the biggest battle in this war is now happening at Bakhmut …. Fighting for Soledar and Bakhmut is the ‘Bloodiest’ of the War (Kyiv Post). 

More News On The Battle For Soledar  

Ukraine updates: Soledar’s fate unclear amid heavy fighting — DW

Ukraine war live updates: Zelenskyy says troops will get more ammo as Kyiv insists battle for Soledar is not over — CNBC

Zelenskiy: Ukraine forces are holding Soledar positions, inflicting big losses — Reuters

Russian forces press deadly assault for breakthrough in east — AP

Wagner Troops in Soledar Bombarded With Mortar Strikes: Ukraine — Newsweek

Ukraine Says Donetsk Line ‘Holding’ As Zelenskiy Pledges To Send Defenders ‘Everything Necessary’ — RFE

‘It’s a kind of hell’: The bitterly contested mining town where Putin hopes to secure his first victory in months — SKY News 

‘Bloodbath’: Russia presses assault in Ukraine’s Soledar — Al Jazeera

President thanks Ukrainian defenders who inflict significant losses on enemy in Soledar — Ukrinform

Hundreds of civilians trapped in Soledar amid fierce fighting, Ukraine says — The Guardian