February 8, 2023

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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he had visited two cities very close to one of the most active front lines between his country’s troops and Russian forces, where a regional official said the situation had worsened for the Ukrainian side.


* Ukraine’s position “worsened a little” in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, but Kyiv’s forces defended their positions against Russia in an industrial zone as heavy fighting raged, the regional governor said.

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* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday he had traveled to Lysychansk, south of Sievierodonetsk, and Soledar, two cities very close to some of the most intense fighting.

* Explosions were heard in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said in a post on the Telegram messaging service on Monday.

* Russian forces were pushing towards Sloviansk and had struck rail infrastructure in Kyiv on Sunday, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said in a Twitter update on Monday. Russia had said the Kyiv air strikes hit tanks and other armored vehicles provided to Ukraine by European countries.

* The governor of Russia’s western Kursk region said on Monday that the border village of Tyotkino had come under fire from Ukraine.

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* A Russian state media journalist on Sunday said Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov had been killed in eastern Ukraine, adding to a string of high-ranking military casualties sustained by Moscow.

* Ukraine’s state-run nuclear power operator Energoatom said a Russian…


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