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  • The war has entered its fourth month, and Russia is stepping up its efforts in the Donbass, where the situation “is extremely difficult”, acknowledges Volodymyr Zelensky.

    The Ukrainian president accuses the Russians of wanting to “destroy everything” in the region.

  • Moscow concentrates its firepower in particular against the towns of Severodonetsk and Lyssytchansk.

    Severodonetsk, bombarded day and night and almost encircled, is the easternmost city still controlled by the Ukrainians.

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who continues to block negotiations to establish a European embargo on Russian oil, declared a state of emergency since midnight.

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War in Ukraine: Three months of conflict already, imbroglio in the EU over the Russian oil embargo

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War in Ukraine: Surrounded, besieged and isolated in an almost conquered Donbass, is Severodonetsk the new Mariupol?

7:37 am: kyiv wants weapons, again

While the fighting is becoming increasingly violent in several localities of Donbass, kyiv has urged Westerners to deliver more weapons.

“The Russian offensive in the Donbass is a ruthless battle, the largest on European soil since the Second World War.

I urge our partners to speed up the delivery of arms and ammunition,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba said on Tuesday.

President Zelensky himself called for "heavy weapons: rocket-propelled grenades, tanks, anti-ship weapons and other weapons".

7:29 am: "Destroy everything in the Donbass"

"In the Lugansk region, the Russians are advancing in all directions at once," regional governor Sergey Gaidai said on Telegram on Wednesday.

"The situation in the Donbass is extremely difficult," acknowledged President Zelensky for his part on Tuesday evening.

"All the forces that the Russian army still has have been thrown there for the offensive" because they "want to destroy everything", he said.

7:21 am: At least 234 children killed

In three months of armed conflict, 234 children have been killed and 433 injured, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova denounced on Tuesday.

In total, thousands of civilians and soldiers perished, without there being a quantified toll.

For the city of Mariupol alone, the Ukrainian authorities speak of 20,000 dead.

7:15 am: Kharkiv regains a taste for life

Despite its proximity to the front city, life resumes its course in Kharkiv, the country's second city.

After serving for several weeks as a bomb shelter, the metro was put back into service yesterday.

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Welcome to this new live dedicated to the war in Ukraine.

Fighting is still raging in the east of the country, where Moscow is bombarding the cities of Severodonetsk and Lysyschansk day and night.

kyiv continues to demand weapons from the West, including "heavy weapons: rocket-propelled grenades, tanks, anti-ship weapons and other weapons", says Volodymyr Zelensky.

At the same time, Hungary, which still refuses the establishment of a European embargo on Russian oil, is now in a state of emergency.

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