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Russians, Ukrainians fight block by block in eastern city


KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops pushed deeper into a key eastern Ukrainian city, fighting street by street with Kyiv's forces Monday in a battle that the mayor said has left Sievierodonetsk in ruins and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.

Military analysts described the fight for Sievierodonetsk as part of a race against time for the Kremlin. The city is important to Russian efforts to quickly complete the capture of the eastern industrial region of the Donbas before more Western arms arrive to bolster Ukraine's defense.

Weapons from the West earlier helped Kyiv...

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