Ukraine soldier says fighting rages on in Bakhmut

STORY: The Ukrainian army also published drone footage on Sunday (January 22) showing the pummelled eastern frontline town of Bakhmut.

The video showed impact craters amid residential areas, damaged high rise apartment blocks, and destroyed businesses as well as a ruined shopping mall in western Bakhmut.

Reuters was able to confirm the locations in both videos from the buildings seen in the video which matched file and satellite imagery of the area.

Current fighting is centred on the town of Bakhmut, where Russia's Wagner mercenaries and Ukrainian forces have been locked in battle.

Germany's foreign intelligence service said the Ukrainian army is losing a three-digit number of soldiers every day around Bakhmut, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday (January 20).