Bakhmut will be given a new name!

The acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic said Bakhmut's name would be changed.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: The acting head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic visited the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on Tuesday and said it would now be known by its former Soviet name Artemovsk. Denis Pushilyn said, "Bakhmut had the misfortune of being Ukrainian. It's not Ukraine, it's Russia. It's not Bakhmut, it's Artemovsk. "

Pushilin walked the streets of the city wearing military uniforms and hoisted the flag of the Donetsk People's Republic in a building. He also claimed that the capture of Bakhmut would open the way for more gains for Russian forces in Ukraine.