Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault


              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Buildings impacted by Russian missile shelling are seen in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
            
              Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre, Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, and Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda pose for a photo with signed documents during their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
            
              Ukrainian children hold national flags as they stand guard at an improvised checkpoint close to Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.(AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A woman and a girl walk past a billboard with a portrait of a Russian officer awarded for action in Ukraine and the words "Glory to the heroes of Russia" in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen gather for a group photo at their position on the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              Ukrainian soldiers watch as smoke billows during fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman prepares to fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire by a Finnish 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120 mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman smokes a cigarette at his position at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A woman stands inside her damaged house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)
            
              Investigators inspect a site of a damaged part of an house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)
            
              A fragment of missile is seen at the site of a damaged part of the house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)
            
              People walk past a damaged part of an house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)
Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault