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Donbas: Why Russia is trying to encircle Ukraine's east

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2022
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Russia has pulled troops away from Kyiv and shifted most of the focus of its war to eastern Ukraine, after a series of defeats near the capital. This push into the area known as Donbas could mean a protracted conflict.

What would Vladimir Putin need before he could claim his goal of "liberating" Ukraine's old industrial heart and is that possible?

Russian forces have already triggered a humanitarian catastrophe in the east, reducing Mariupol to ruins, but they have failed to inflict defeat on Ukraine's military.

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