Bakhmut battle intensity is increasing: Zelenskiy

STORY: Russian forces on Tuesday pressed forward their weeks-long drive to encircle and capture Bakhmut, where the Ukrainian military described the attacks as constant.

Taking Bakhmut, the scene of some of the year-long war's bloodiest battles, would be Russia's first major prize in more than six months. It would open the way to seizing the last remaining urban centers in the Donetsk region, one of four Moscow claims to have annexed.