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Ukraine crisis: Shelling adds to tension, Russia plans more drills

Biden to speak to NATO allies amid escalation on eastern Ukraine border

A kindergarten that Ukraine's military officials say was damaged by shelling on Thursday
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A kindergarten that Ukraine's military officials say was damaged by shelling on Thursday

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The eastern part of Ukraine saw the most intense artillery bombardment for years on Friday with the Ukraine government and the separatists trading blame. The firing which started around the 30 villages and towns along a 250-mile stretch of land separating Ukrainian and Russia-backed forces on Thursday, continued on Friday.

Western countries believe Russia will use the pretext as US President Joe Biden said Moscow is preparing a pretext to justify a possible attack and invade Ukraine. Invade Ukraine.

Later on Friday, Biden was slated to speak with NATO allies on the issue. The call will be the latest in a flurry

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 11:08 PM IST

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