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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

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(Reuters) – Russia pressed for control of Ukraine’s Donbas region, claiming victory in the months-long battle for Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant and launching a major offensive on the remaining Ukrainian-held territory in the province of Luhansk. FIGHTING * Russia’s defence ministry said on Friday the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks had surrendered. * The Russian military said it had destroyed a major consignment of Western arms in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr region, west of Kyiv, using sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles. Reuters could not independently verif…

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