[LIVE] War in Ukraine: Russian forces at the gates of the city of Sievierodonetsk

Landscape of destruction in Kramatorsk, May 25, 2022. AP - Andriy Andriyenko

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On the 92nd day of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, Thursday May 26, the Russian army seeks at all costs to seize the city of Sievierodonetsk, in eastern Ukraine where kyiv, which would constitute a major conquest for Moscow.

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The main points:

► Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba accuses NATO of doing "strictly nothing" against the invasion of his country launched by Russia, and prefers to salute the "revolutionary decisions" of the European Union.

► The European Commission presented legislative proposals on Wednesday to facilitate a confiscation of the assets of blacklisted Russian oligarchs and harmonize the repression in the EU of the violation of the sanctions decided in response to the war in Ukraine.

► The situation on the ground in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, where the Russian army has made progress in recent days, is "worsening by the hour", regional governor Sergei said on Tuesday Gaidai.

The Russian troops are indeed concentrating their offensive on the last pocket of resistance in the Donbass.

► Ukrainian forces are now pounding Russian positions with brand new Western artillery systems, a spokesman for the Ukrainian army told AFP.

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