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18/08/2022
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Russia-Ukraine war enters its 115th day as Ukrainians keep resisting

FightingFront lines on June 15Front lines on June 15

  • Moscow renews efforts to take Izyum.
  • Russia heavily shelled the eastern city of Lysychansk, killing several people and making a key highway out of the city impassable, according to Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai.
  • Russian media broadcast what it said were images of two US citizens captured while fighting for Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden said he had been briefed about the missing Americans but was unaware of their whereabouts.
  • Ukraine said its forces hit a Russian naval tugboat with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea, the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western-supplied anti-ship weapons.
  • Russia has freed a Ukrainian medic whose footage was smuggled out of Mariupol by an Associated Press team, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced.

Diplomacy

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered military training for Ukrainian forces as he met Zelenskyy in Kyiv on his second visit to Ukraine since the start of the war.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of colonial arrogance and trying to crush his country with “stupid” sanctions that amounted to an economic “blitzkrieg”.
  • Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba urged the West not to ...

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