Live updates of the war between Russia and Ukraine: fighting continues in Donbass; Turkey casts a shadow over NATO expansion



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Ukrainian forces appear to have forced Russia to withdraw in Kharkiv, but analysts warn that Russian forces are regrouping and preparing for a siege in the east. Meanwhile, bombing across the country continues to claim lives and destroy infrastructure. On Friday, Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, warned of a “protracted new phase of the war.”

Here are updates from the main battlefields:

Kharkiv: Ukrainian forces launched an effective counterattack in the area around this northeastern city, prompting the Russian forces to withdraw, but the bombing continues. Two people were killed and four injured in Derhachi, after the bombing damaged a humanitarian organization, a registry office, part of a clinic and an ambulance building, Kharkiv Governor Oleg Senegubov said Friday on Telegram.

Luhansk: To the west of Severodonetsk, a Russian battalion that was crossing the Donets River was hit, after Ukrainian forces blew up pontoon bridges on the river this week, according to Britain’s Ministry of Defense. Friday confirmed. It was not clear how many Russian soldiers were killed.

Donetsk: The region’s governor, Pavlo Kirilenko, said on Friday that the Russian strikes had killed a civilian and wounded 12 others. In the center of Donetsk, the stronghold of the Russian occupying forces, invading forces bombed the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant, the largest producer of coke in Ukraine.

Mariupol: In the Russian-controlled port city, the occupation forces continue to bombard the Azovstal steel plant, where the last strongholds of the Ukrainian army were sheltering. Ukrainian officials say they are negotiating with the Russians to release more than thirty wounded fighters.

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