Ukraine-Russia war live: Putin's forces 'capture village' on outskirts of Bakhmut

Firefighters battle a blaze after Russian shelling in Pokrovsk, Donetsk
Firefighters battle a blaze after Russian shelling in Pokrovsk, Donetsk Credit: Getty/Anadolu

Russia has reportedly captured a Ukrainian village amid fierce fighting in eastern Donetsk.

Khromove, on the outskirts of Bakhmut, had a pre-war population of 1,000 but has been reduced to ruins over the course of the conflict.

Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed to have taken the village, while Ukrainian officials did not comment on its status but said Moscow’s forces were suffering heavy losses.

Ukraine regained swathes of territory a year ago but has only made small gains since a new counteroffensive was launched in June.

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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister pays tribute to ‘great mind’ Kissinger

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has joined those paying tribute to Henry Kissinger, who has died aged 100.

Posting on Twitter he said: “The century of Henry Kissinger was no easy one, but its great challenges fit his great and curious mind.”

Pictured: Ukrainian soldiers fire towards Russian positions in Bakhmut

Ukrainian soldiers fire a D-44 artillery piece toward Russian positions in Bakhmut Credit: New York Times / Redux / eyevine/Tyler Hicks

Body found after missile strikes

Overnight strikes in Donetsk killed one person, authorities have now confirmed.

Rescuers have found one body and are still attempting to free four people trapped under rubble.

Russia launched 20 missiles at three settlements, 14 of which were shot down, according to Ukraine.

Putin pays tribute to ‘farsighted statesman’ Henry Kissinger

Vladimir Putin praised Henry Kissinger as a “wise and farsighted statesman” who “strengthened global security” after the former US Secretary of State’s death.

Addressing his Telegram post to the 100-year-old’s widow, Nancy, he said: “The name of Henry Kissinger is inextricably linked with a pragmatic foreign policy line, which at one time made it possible to achieve detente in international tensions and reach the most important Soviet-American agreements that contributed to the strengthening of global security.”

“I had the opportunity to personally communicate with this deep, extraordinary man many times and I will undoubtedly retain the fondest memory of him.”

In the 1970s Kissinger helped negotiate the first major nuclear arms control treaties between the two Cold War superpowers. Half a century on, the Kremlin has described current relations as “below zero”.

Vladimir Putin meets Henry Kissinger in 2007 Credit: EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Missile strikes injure 10 in Ukraine

A family were among the victims after a barrage of Russian missile attacks overnight, Ukrainian authorities have said.

Strikes on three settlements in eastern Donetsk injured 10 people, including four children, with rescuers freeing five who were trapped under rubble.

The Kremlin has said it intends to take over the entire region, much of which it already occupies.

Among those rescued were a man with an injured baby, while a family with two teenage children were also wounded, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko posted on Telegram.

Ukraine said it shot down 14 of the 20 missiles.

The aftermath of a strike on the town of Novohrodivka Credit: Reuters

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