Drone views of Bakhmut as Russia 'steps up' assault

STORY: Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Ukrainian commander of ground forces, said that Russian forces increased the intensity of shelling with heavy weapons of the city, began to use more advanced equipment and are regrouping troops.

Drone images released on Sunday show the the scale of destruction. Reuters was able to verify the location from the buildings, road and field seen in the video which matched satellite photography of the area. Reuters was not able to confirm the date the video was recorded.

Russia's Wagner mercenary group appeared on Sunday to ditch plans to withdraw from the city, saying they had been promised more arms by Moscow.