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# donbas

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# eastern ukraine
Five months on, anger and despair prevail in Ukraine's Donbas region
Volunteer humanitarian aid worker Oleksiy Yukov called it “a war without mercy that has gone crazy”.
# Ukraine
Putin orders troops to press ahead with Ukraine offensive after taking control of Lugansk region
The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend following weeks of fierce fighting.
Ukrainian troops withdrew from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend.
Leaders from dozens of countries are meeting in Switzerland to map out a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that rebuilding his country is the "common task of the whole democratic world".
# Lysychansk
Key Ukrainian city under 'massive' Russian bombardment
The strategically important district of Lysychansk is under heavy fire.
# Ukraine
Russia threatens to retaliate as Lithuania bans rail transit of sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad
The Kremlin said the decision was “in violation of everything there is”, and suggested that retaliatory measures would follow.
# russian invasion
Ukraine suffers setbacks in strategically important Severodonetsk
Officials earlier said that Ukrainian troops had beaten back Russian forces to control half of the flashpoint eastern city.
# Severodonetsk
Ukraine claims it has pushed Russian forces back during fierce fighting in east
Crews sometimes arrive at a location only to be forced to retreat because of the fighting.
# Ukraine
Fighting rages on 100th day of Russian invasion as Zelenskyy says 'victory' will be Ukraine's
The sombre milestone came as Kyiv announced Moscow was now in control of a fifth of Ukrainian territory.
# Severodonetsk
Russia advances in Donbas as EU leaders agree to ban most Russian oil
EU leaders have agreed to put sanctions on most Russian oil imports.
# russian invasion
Ukraine says 'everything' being done to defend Donbas from Russian onslaught
In his daily address to Ukrainians, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians had “concentrated maximum artillery, maximum reserves in Donbas”.
# Ukraine
Russian-backed separatists put pressure on Ukrainian strongholds in Luhansk
In his nightly address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had some harsh words for the EU.
Ukraine’s foreign minister warned that without new foreign weapons, Ukraine would not be able to stop Russia from seizing two crucial Ukrainian strongholds.
At least 1,500 people have been killed in Sievierodonetsk since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, according to the city's mayor.
The European Union has not agreed on a sixth round of sanctions that includes an embargo on Russian oil.
# Ukraine
Ukraine presses Western allies for heavy weapons at World Economic Forum
The war has entered its fourth month.
# Ukraine
Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'
The Ukrainian President described the bombardment of Severodonetsk, where 12 people were reportedly killed, as “brutal and absolutely pointless”.
# Ukraine
At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.
# Kharkiv
Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
Major General Kyrylo Budanov also made unverified claims that a coup is already under way in Moscow to depose President Vladimir Putin.
"The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# UN
Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.
# Ukraine
Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.
# donbas
West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.
# battle for the donbas
Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says
Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed that his forces will “fight” and “defend ourselves” in a bullish video address.
# irpen
Ukraine says it has retaken Kyiv suburb and town, as Russia appears to switch focus to the east
The mayor of Irpin said the suburb had been liberated, while a US official said the town of Trostyanets had also been reclaimed.