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24 May 2022

Russia launches heaviest offensive yet on Donbas, warns Ukraine military chief

Correspondent

Ukraine’s military chief has warned that Russia has launched its heaviest offensive yet in the embattled Donbas region – with forces advancing on the last cities still in the hands of the Ukrainian army.

One city – Severodonetsk – is now surrounded on three sides and is under intense bombardment – with as many as 15,000 civilians thought to be hiding in shelters.