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Ukrainian defenders hold out in Donbas city under heavy Russian fire

Constant Russian shelling has destroyed all of the critical infrastructure in Sievierodonetsk, the largest city Ukraine still controls in Luhansk, Ukrainian President said

A Ukrainian serviceman walks next to a building damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Marinka, in Donetsk region (Photo: Reuters)
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A Ukrainian serviceman walks next to a building damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Marinka, in Donetsk region (Photo: Reuters)

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Russian forces intensified their attacks with barrages of heavy artillery to capture a key Ukrainian city in the southeastern region of Donbas, whose full takeover Moscow's top diplomat said was now an "unconditional priority".

Constant Russian shelling has destroyed all of the critical infrastructure in Sievierodonetsk, the largest city Ukraine still controls in Luhansk, one of the regions in Donbas, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, while pledging to do everything to hold off the advance.

"Some 90% of buildings are damaged. More than two-thirds of the city's housing stock has been completely destroyed. There is no telecommunication," he said in a televised

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 9:27 AM IST

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