Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine

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Bakhmut College of Transport Infrastructure © Михайло Кулішов/cc-by-sa-4.0

Bakhmut College of Transport Infrastructure © Михайло Кулішов/cc-by-sa-4.0

Bakhmut is a city in eastern Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Bakhmut Raion in Donetsk Oblast. It is located on the Bakhmutka River, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Donetsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Bakhmut was designated a city of regional significance until 2020, when the designation was abolished. In January 2022, it had an estimated population of 71,094.

Historically, Bakhmut was the capital of Slavo-Serbia (1753–1764), which was established by settlers of Serb and other ethnicities. In 1920–1924, the city was an administrative center of the newly created Donets Governorate of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union. It was known under the name of Artemivsk or Artemovsk between 1924 and 2016.

During the Russian invasion of Ukraine that commenced in February 2022, Bakhmut was claimed to be captured by Russian forces and largely destroyed, with most of its population having fled. In June 2023, fighting continues unabated. It is believed that around 60% of the city is completely destroyed and it remains unclear which side will ultimately prevail.

© Anastasia Fedorenko/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Anastasia Fedorenko/cc-by-sa-3.0 Choral Synagogue © Oleksandr Malyon/cc-by-sa-4.0 People's House © Artemco/cc-by-sa-4.0 Vsesvyatsky Church © Hramvsehsvyatuh/cc-by-sa-4.0 Bakhmut College of Transport Infrastructure © Михайло Кулішов/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Bakhmut College of Transport Infrastructure © Михайло Кулішов/cc-by-sa-4.0
Since 1950, the winery Artwinery (or Artvaineri, formerly Artemovsk Winery) has operated in the city. Its production was disrupted by the Russian annexation of Crimea, as it used to procure 70% of its grapes from Crimea.

The Artemsil salt mine is located in the suburb of Soledar, which contains the world’s largest underground room. It is large enough that a hot air balloon has been floated inside, classical music concerts have been played before, and two professional football matches have been held at the same time.

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