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Ukraine war live updates: Russian forces cement hold on Avdiivka; Ukraine investigates alleged shooting of POWs in captured city

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Russian forces have taken control of the chemical and coke plant in Avdiivka, Donetsk, after Ukraine withdrew its troops. The plant is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Russian news agency Tass reported that Russian forces had “completely liberated” the coke plant and raised the Russian Federation flags on its buildings. Some Ukrainian units were reportedly still entrenched at the plant. The capture of Avdiivka represents a significant victory for Russia in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged shooting of unarmed prisoners of war in Avdiivka and Vesele.