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President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meanwhile said Ukrainian troops were standing their ground in the Donbas despite difficulties, but that Russian forces had reduced the town of Bakhmut to ruins.
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Japan's economy is not yet in a phase where the central bank can end yield curve control, Bank of Japan board member Hajime Takata said in an interview with the Nikkei newspaper published on Saturday.