Satellite images show widespread destruction after heavy fighting in Bakhmut

Some of the clearest satellite imagery in weeks of the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut shows widespread damage to apartment buildings, bridges and industrial plants after weeks of heavy bombardments and street-by-street combat. One image, taken on Monday by Maxar Technologies, shows bridges across the Bakhmutovka River have been destroyed. The river divides the city and can be used by Ukraine as a defensive line to stem the Russian advance.

Some of the most severe damage is seen in neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city, which Russia this week said it controlled. It was not possible to independently verify that claim.

Another image from Monday shows a neighborhood and a bridge in the southern part of the city that were heavily damaged over the last couple of weeks.

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