Ukraine says it has retaken territory near embattled eastern city of Bakhmut

A Ukrainian tank rides on the road near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Thursday, May 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Boghdan Kutiepov)

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military commanders said Friday that their troops had recaptured more territory from Russian forces at the scene of the war’s longest and bloodiest battle, for the eastern city of Bakhmut, but it wasn’t clear if this marked the start of Kyiv’s long-expected counteroffensive.