Life during wartime in Ukraine: Besieged in Bakhmut
31 January 2023 | 1:31 pm
The Ukrainian city of Bakhmut once had a population of 73,000. Around 8,000 people are still holding out there, despite offers to evacuate them. Why do they stay? Alexandra Induchova reports from Bakhmut.
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