A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at an undisclosed location in Kharkiv, just a few kilometres from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Photo: dpa
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at an undisclosed location in Kharkiv, just a few kilometres from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Photo: dpa
Ukraine war

Russia steps up Ukraine assault as US warns of annexation

  • After failing to take Kyiv, Moscow has shifted its invasion to largely Russian-speaking areas and has stepped up pressure on the key port of Odesa
  • The US says Russia is preparing imminently to annex Luhansk and Donetsk, and considering a similar plan in Kherson

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at an undisclosed location in Kharkiv, just a few kilometres from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Photo: dpa
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at an undisclosed location in Kharkiv, just a few kilometres from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Photo: dpa
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