Russia has claimed to have captured the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.

The city is a strategic location in the Donbas region, and its capture would give 

Russia a significant advantage in the ongoing conflict. 

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the capture of Bakhmut on Saturday, May 20, 2023. 

The ministry said that its forces had taken control of the city's administrative 

center and that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn. 

The capture of Bakhmut could be a turning point in Putin's war on Ukraine for a number of reasons. 

First, Bakhmut is a major transportation hub in the Donbas region. 

Second, Bakhmut is home to a number of important industrial facilities. 

Third, the capture of Bakhmut would be a major morale boost for Russian forces.  

Fourth, the capture of Bakhmut could lead to a wider Russian offensive in the Donbas region.  

The capture of Bakhmut is a significant development in the Russia-Ukraine war, but it is too early to say whether it will be a turning point.