23 Feb 2023

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies as conflict enters second year

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of a war that few here thought would start, let alone grind on for so long at such cost, here the morning was interrupted by air raid sirens.

President Zelenskyy said that he wanted to meet the Chinese leadership even as Beijing has renewed its vows of friendship with Moscow.

The fighting on the Eastern frontline has intensified in the last 24 hours – and new footage has emerged of the city of Bakhmut, a key Russian target.