Latest News From Russia-Ukraine War

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Ukraine: Ukrainians fled front-line towns in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces pressed on with their effort to take more territory in the Donbas region. Moscow’s advantage in artillery is enabling gradual advances in fighting that is inflicting heavy casualties on both sides. Ukrainian troops pressed Russian defenses in areas of the country where occupying forces are stretched thin.

Security services in Ukraine are hunting down citizens they view as abetting Russia in a region where some still side with Moscow.

Latest News on the Russia-Ukraine War

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Russia: President Vladimir Putin told his French and German counterparts that Moscow was open to resuming talks with Ukraine, but that the supply of Western weapons risked exacerbating the crisis, the Kremlin said.

Ukraine: Forces defending Severodonetsk—one of Ukraine’s last major strongholds in the eastern Luhansk region—might soon need to retreat from the city to avoid encirclement by Russian-backed troops, the region’s governor said.

In places like Bucha and Borodyanka, an influx of journalists and others seeking to document suspected Russian abuses has helped shed light on how the invading forces are treating civilians. But their work risks tainting evidence and undermining efforts to convict Russian soldiers for alleged war crimes.

Latest News in the Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Russian forces gained ground in the Donbas region, potentially encircling a large group of Ukrainian forces fighting in the easternmost part of Ukrainian-administered Donbas. The civilian death toll from renewed Russian shelling on the northeastern city of Kharkiv rose to nine.

The Biden administration is preparing to send the long-range rocket systems Kyiv says are necessary to fight off the Russian onslaught, officials said.

President Volodymyr Zelensky joined other senior Ukrainian officials in denouncing suggestions that Ukraine should cede territory to Russia in return for peace. War has shaped Ukraine’s political institutions at least since the aftermath of World War II, and it now looks certain to do so well into the future.

Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

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Ukraine: Russian forces were pushing to encircle two citiesin eastern Ukraine, part of an all-out Russian assault in an effort to take control of the Donbas region. The governor of Luhansk province said the situation for Ukrainian forces in one of the cities, Severodonetsk, was dire.

Four rockets struck the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhizhia, which has remained relatively safe since the start of the invasion.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko said Moscow is willing to consider a prisoner exchange, but only after Ukrainian prisoners have been put on trial, convicted and sentenced.

Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Ambitions are growing in Kyiv about what would define victory for Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces continue to take back Russian-occupied territory. Many Ukrainian refugees are heading back home, following the Russian pullback from the central part of the country.

More than 260 Ukrainian fighters who have been holding out for months at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol were evacuated ahead of a planned prisoner exchange, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Monday.

Russian forces continued to shell cities in Donbas and carried out a missile strike in western Ukraine.