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Newsweek: Ukrainian Drone Captures Horrors of Bakhmut Battle as Fighting Rages—Video 

A Ukrainian drone has captured the horrors of the battle for Bakhmut, as clashes continue to intensify in the city in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region nearly 10 months into the war. 

Footage geolocated by an open source expert and shared on Monday by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), a United States think tank, shows thick plumes of smoke rising into the air as explosions strike the territory. 

The three-and-a-half-minute-long clip, posted on social media on December 19, shows clashes on Fedora Maksymenka street on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut, where members of the mercenary outfit the Wagner Group and Ukrainian troops are engaging in trench warfare and grinding street battles.  

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More News On The Battle For Bakhmut  

Drone video shows battle in Ukraine’s Bakhmut — Reuters

Russian and Ukrainian soldiers fight within sight of each other in Bakhmut — Euronews

Dramatic footage shows Ukrainian city on frontline engulfed in flames as Russia hits back — Express

Putin’s men kill ‘100 Ukrainian troops, wipe out two brigades’; Shelling near Bakhmut, Avdiivka — Hindusatn Times

Video Shows Missile Strike Blow Up Wagner Soldiers in Bakhmut Trench — Newsweek

War of attrition: Russia’s stubborn fight for Ukraine’s Bakhmut — AFP

UK Defense Ministry: Wagner Group militants take major role in war of attrition around Bakhmut — Kyiv Independent

Ukraine Needs ‘Another Solution’ to Win Bakhmut ‘Meat Grinder’: Politician — Newsweek

Analysis: Russia’s grim battle for Bakhmut may yield pyrrhic victory at best — Reuters

Battle for Bakhmut Is Critical Test of Russia’s Prospects in Ukraine — WSJ 

Bakhmut: The Bloody Battle That Decides the Ukraine War? — Ninety-45

‘Explosions Every Minute:’ Inside Bakhmut As Fighting Rages (Photo-Gallery) — RFE