Twelve people have been killed and dozens injured in heavy Russian shell attacks in eastern Ukraine, as Nato’s secretary general said Moscow’s offensive in the Donbas appeared to have stalled.
However, he warned that this didn’t mean Russia had abandoned its strategic goals, adding “we should be prepared for a protracted war”.
Ukraine’s forces have also managed to push back the Russians in the area around Kharkiv. Today military chiefs said a total of 23 settlements had now been liberated – mainly in that region.
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