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Donetsk court charges Britons, Swede and Croat as mercenaries, 3 face death penalty

Aug 15 (Reuters) – A Russian-backed separatist court in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk charged five foreign nationals captured fighting with Ukrainian forces with being mercenaries on Monday, saying three could face the death penalty, Russian media reported. Briton John Harding, Croatian Vjekoslav Prebeg and Swedish citizen Mathias Gustafsson, who were captured......

Ukraine says it repels Russian attempts to advance in Donetsk region

Heavy Russian shelling around Donetsk region -Ukraine military Russia says it’ll do all it can to let IAEA visit atomic plant Ukraine parliament extends martial law by three months KYIV, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern......

Ukraine War: Zelensky orders civilians to evacuate Donetsk region

“The more people leave Donetsk region now, the fewer people the Russian army will have time to kill,” the Ukrainian leader said. “We will use all available opportunities to save as many lives as possible and to limit Russian terror as much as possible.” BBC – For more and to......

Zelensky urges Donbas residents to evacuate, calls on US to legally recognize Russia as terrorist state

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jared Gans Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged civilians remaining in the easternmost Donbas region of the country to leave as the most intense fighting with Russian forces continues there.  Zelensky said in a statement on Saturday that hundreds of......

Ukraine Live Updates: Skirmishes Rage in Donetsk, Despite Russian ‘Pause’ in Advances

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Ukrainian soldiers near the front line positions in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Thursday.Credit…Mauricio Lima for The New York Times Military analysts have said for days that Russian forces have “paused” their offensive operations in the Donbas region of......

Ukraine Live Updates: Russia Ramps Up Bombardment of Donetsk Province

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, during an event commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II at Berlin’s Soviet War Memorial in May.Credit…John Macdougall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, fired......

Live Updates: Russia Faces a More Strategic Ukraine in Battle for Donetsk

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Much as in neighboring Luhansk Province, Ukrainian forces in Donetsk have been locked in combat with pro-Russian separatists for years, dotting the region with defensive positions designed to inflict heavy casualties on advancing Russian forces.Credit…Finbarr O’Reilly for The......

‘No safe place’ from Russian artillery as offensive underway in Ukraine’s Donetsk

Heavy shelling in Luhansk and Donetsk regions Residents remain in basements of ruined Lysychansk Russians pillage Lysychansk, Sievierodonetsk, says Ukraine Moscow says Ukraine a ‘terrorist state’ KYIV/SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, July 6 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders fought desperately to withstand a major Russian offensive in the Donetsk region, with the enemy laying......

Russian forces shift target to Donetsk as Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will win back captured Luhansk

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A grain silo destroyed by Russian airstrikes in the Donbas. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated troops for “liberating” Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province after several weeks of brutal fighting. A huge proportion......

Ukraine war to shift to Donetsk after fall of Luhansk; Russia claims major victory

City was last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk region Russia says has “liberated” Luhansk region Zelenskiy vows to regain control with long-range weapons Blasts hit Russia’s Belgorod, southern Ukraine base -officials KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces in Ukraine will focus on trying to seize all of the Donetsk region,......

Five killed, 22 injured in Ukranian artillery attacks in Donetsk, Russian-backed separatists say

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – At least five people were killed on Monday in the Russian-backed separatist Ukrainian region of Donetsk in what separatist officials said has been an upsurge in Ukrainian shelling. Separatist officials and Russian news agencies reported several Ukrainian artillery strikes, including on a market. Russian news......

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