A drive through Ukraine's devastated Bakhmut

STORY: Shot from a car driving through neighbourhoods west of the Bakhmutovka River, the footage showed buildings lying in ruins next to large artillery craters on empty streets.

Reuters was able to verify the location by matching Google Maps imagery to buildings seen in the video.

Bakhmut and nearby Soledar in Ukraine's Donetsk region have been a months-long hotspot in the war.