'We won't give up Bakhmut': Ukrainian soldier

STORY: A supermarket was on fire on Monday (February 27), and constant explosions could be heard in the town.

Capturing Bakhmut, scene of some of the war's bloodiest battles, would be Russia's first major prize in more than six months.

It would open the way for taking the last remaining urban centers in the Donetsk region, one of four Moscow claims to have annexed in its "special military operation" in Ukraine.