A Ukrainian serviceman passes by destroyed buildings in the Ukrainian town of Siversk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
A Ukrainian serviceman passes by destroyed buildings in the Ukrainian town of Siversk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukraine’s Zelensky replaces commander as emboldened Russia digs in

  • Ukraine’s president appoints new special operations commander in eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions
  • But progress by Russian forces described as ‘tortoise-like’ as Ukraine gets more modern weapons to fight with

A Ukrainian serviceman passes by destroyed buildings in the Ukrainian town of Siversk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
A Ukrainian serviceman passes by destroyed buildings in the Ukrainian town of Siversk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
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