Zelenskiy defiant as Russia intensifies attacks in east, seizes territory

KYIV, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine acknowledged difficulties in fighting in its east as Russian forces captured territory and intensified pressure on two cities ahead of an EU summit this week expected to welcome Kyiv’s bid to join the bloc.

The governor of the Luhansk region, scene of the heaviest Russian onslaughts in recent weeks, said the situation was “extremely difficult” along the front line as of Monday evening and the Russian army had gathered sufficient reserves to begin a large-scale offensive

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/ukraine-president-expects-russia-attacks-intensify-with-eu-summit-this-week-2022-06-20/.

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