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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Donetsk

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Russian missile system used against Ukraine, Poroshenko claims
Russian state TV said that Ukrainian troops “crucified” a three-year-old boy.
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.
Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.
Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport
“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.
Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine
Complete results are expected later today.
Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings
Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.
Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
At least two dead in firefight between Pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian special forces
Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.
The situation in eastern Ukraine is continuing to escalate
Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.
Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities
Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.
Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.
Non, je ne regrette rien: Blanc defends negative tactics
The French boss also rued Xabi Alonso’s early goal in Donetsk last night.
Analysis: Unambitious French allow Spain to cruise into semi-finals
Laurent Blanc’s side lacked the precision and penetration to test the reigning world champions in Donetsk tonight, writes Miguel Delaney.
Blatter: Goal-line technology a 'necessity'
“After last night’s match GLT is no longer an alternative but a necessity,” FIFA President Sepp Blatter wrote on Twitter.
In pictures: Thunderstorm holds play up in Donetsk
The Group D game between Ukraine and France was postponed for an hour due to heavy rain and lightning strikes.