Russian defense minister outlines importance of key Donbass city

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Taking control of Artymovsk would allow offensive actions deep into the Ukrainian armed forces’ positions, Sergey Shoigu said.

Russia continues its efforts to take control of Artyomovsk –known in Ukraine as Bakhmut– Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on Tuesday, noting that the city is an important defense hub for Kiev’s forces in Donbass.

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