Russia-Ukraine live updates: Moscow refuses to create demilitarized zone around plant


By Nadine El-Bawab, Bill Hutchinson, Emily Shapiro, Kevin Shalvey, Ivan Pereira, Morgan Winsor, and Meredith Deliso
Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin's "special military operation" into neighboring Ukraine began on Feb. 24, with Russian forces invading from Belarus, to the north, and Russia, to the east. Ukrainian troops have offered "stiff resistance," according to U.S. officials.

The Russian military has since launched a full-scale ground offensive in eastern Ukraine's disputed Donbas region, capturing the strategic port city of Mariupol and securing a coastal corridor to the Moscow-annexed Crimean Peninsula.

Publish : 2022-08-19 10:47:00

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