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Ukraine’s military chief warns of worsening situation in east

April 15, 2024 - The situation in Ukraine’s east has “worsened significantly,” with Russian troops stepping up attacks during a spell of warm and dry weather.

President Vladimir Putin’s forces are pressing ahead in Ukraine’s east in pursuit of an occupation of the entire Donetsk region, one of the goals of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022.

After capturing the stronghold of Bakhmut about a year ago and sustaining severe casualties in the process, Russia’s next major target is Chasiv Yar, whose elevated position makes it crucial to Ukraine’s defence of the region.

Russian forces are exploiting Ukraine’s shortages in manpower and ammunition, exacerbated by a months-long delay to approval of a U.S. military aid package worth more than $60 billion, Bloomberg said.

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PUBLISHED: 15/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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