Russia Focuses On Donbas Region As Ukraine Drives Troops Back From Kharkiv

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Russia is now concentrating its efforts on the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine after taking Mariupol. Ukraine is pushing back Russian forces around the eastern capital Kharkiv. NBC News’ Richard Engel surveys the damage in villages around the city, and hears from Ukrainians who stayed through the battles.

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