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Russia launches 'Battle of Donbas' on eastern front, Ukraine says

Russian forces launched an expected offensive in eastern Ukraine to break through the defenses at the front line. This was the second phase, according to Ukrainian officials. Volodymyr Zelenskiy was the Ukrainian president. He stated that Russia had launched the “Battle of Donbass” in the east. This offensive is being pursued by a large part of the Russian army. ”

“No matter how many Russian soldiers are sent there, I will still fight. He stated that we would defend ourselves in a video message Monday.

Andriy Ermak was Zelenskiy’s chief of staff. He assured the Ukrainians that the forces of the latter would be able resist the offensive in “second phase war.”

He stated, “Believe in our army. It is very powerful.”


Russia’s defense ministry didn’t immediately comment on the latest fighting. One person was hurt when Ukrainian forces attacked a border settlement, according to Belgorod’s governor.

Ukrainian media reported that there was a series of explosions near the front line in Donetsk and that shelling took place in Marinka, Slavyansk.

According to media and officials, blasts were heard in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. In the meantime, sirens could be heard in major centers close to the frontline.


Reuters was unable to verify the reports immediately.

Oleksiy Dlov, Ukraine’s top security official, said that Russian forces attempted to penetrate Ukrainian defenses “along almost every front line of Donetsk–Luhansk or Kharkiv.”

Russia was defeated by the Ukrainian forces of the north. The Ukrainian forces have refocused their ground offensive within Donbas two eastern regions, also known as the Donbas. It also launched long distance strikes against other targets, such as Kyiv, which is the capital.

Russia’s campaign against Ukraine has been focused on Donbas. It all began in 2014 when Russia used proxy agents and established two separatist “people’s republics” within the ex-Soviet nation. It is also home to a large amount of Ukraine’s industrial wealth, including steel and co.

According to the General Staff of Ukraine Russian forces want to take complete control of Donetsk and Luhansk areas. They also plan to increase missile strikes in West Ukraine.

Ukraine and the West have both accused Russian President Vladimir Putin for unprovoked aggression. According to the White House, Joe Biden will call his allies Tuesday in order to discuss the crisis with them and to determine how Russia can be held accountable.

French President Emmanuel Macron stated that his talks with Putin were stalled after the mass killings in Ukraine.

Monday’s UN report stated that civilian deaths from war have surpassed 2,000. It stood at 2,072 on April 17, midnight, just one day after the invasion began on February 24, 2003.

Nearly 4 million Ukrainians fled their country.

Russia denies it targeted civilians in its special operation to demilitarize Ukraine, and exterminate dangerous nationalists. Russia denies that Ukraine has any evidence of atrocities, and claims they were staged to undermine peace negotiations.

Russia wants to retake Mariupol, its port in the southeastern region. It has been under siege since several weeks. This strategic prize would connect the Crimea region to the east, which Moscow annexed in 2014. It also allows for the freeing of troops.

Block after block of charred homes was captured on video. Primorskyi residents were so shocked they used open fires for heat.

Olga, a local resident, said that she wasn’t well. Olga stated that she is suffering from mental problems as a result of air strikes. I’m really afraid. When I hear a plane, I run.

The city council estimates that at least 1,000 people are still living in shelters below the huge Azovstal steel facility. The vast facility includes many buildings, blast furnaces and rail tracks. Continue readingSerhiyVolyna is still fighting in Mariupol. She appealed for help from Pope Francis.

“This is the way hell looks on Earth. It is not enough to ask for help. According to Twitter excerpts, he prayed “Save our lives from satanic hands,” according to the Vatican ambassador for Ukraine.

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