Russia's Prigozhin says no signs Ukrainian forces leaving Bakhmut

The head of Russia's private Wagner militia said on Thursday that Ukrainian forces were not leaving the city of Bakhmut and fighting was continuing in the western part of the city.

"It must be said clearly that the enemy is not going anywhere," Yevgeny Prigozhin said on his Telegram channel.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had on Wednesday raised the prospect of a possible withdrawal from the city, saying Kyiv would take the "corresponding" decisions if its forces in the city risked being encircled by Russian troops.

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