Bakhmut: Zelenskyy compares the devastation of Bakhmut to Hiroshima after WWII

HIROSHIMA: President Volodymyr Zelensky compared the ruins of the eastern city of Ukraine Bakhmut with the destruction of Hiroshima during World War II, as he attended the Group of Seven summit in the Japanese city on Sunday.
Russia said on Saturday it had captured the shattered city of Bakhmut after the longest and bloodiest battle of its full-scale invasion, although Ukraine denies Moscow’s forces have full control of the city. .
“I’ll tell you bluntly: the photographs of Hiroshima in ruins absolutely remind me of Bakhmut and other similar settlements. Nothing is left alive, all the buildings are in ruins,” he told reporters.
Zelenskyy told the press conference that Ukrainian forces continued to fight inside the town of Bakhmut and carried out “important tasks”.
“Today they are in Bakhmut – in what places I will not share. But this testifies to the fact that Bakhmut has not been captured by the Russian Federation to this day. Not two or three interpretations of that.”
He added that he would like to see the same type of successful reconstruction that Hiroshima has seen in places like Bakhmut once the war is over.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova scoffed at Zelenskyy’s comparison, saying the United States bombed Hiroshima and provided military support to Ukraine.
“Nice,” Zakharova wrote on Telegram. “Since both were executed by the White House.”


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