‘Large part’ of Russian artillery, air defence systems in Donbas • FRANCE 24 English

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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘Large part’ of Russian artillery, air defence systems in Donbas • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.

Reporting from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk in the Donbas region, FRANCE 24’s Gwendoline Debono says Russian forces are concentrating their efforts in the area. Their main objective is the city of Severodonetsk, where Russian troops destroyed a critical bridge a few days ago. But the morale of Ukrainian defenders remains high, says Debono.

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