Russia defence chief inspects front line as Bakhmut battle rages

RUSSIA’s defence minister has inspected the front line in eastern Ukraine, the defence ministry said today, with the battle for Bakhmut raging and the US offering to pump more money into Kyiv’s survival.

Sergei Shoigu had “inspected a command post on the front” in the direction of the southern Donetsk region, the defence ministry said, without specifying exactly where or when.