Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Updated April 12 2022 - 9:16am, first published 9:14am
Fighting in eastern Ukraine will intensify during the next two to three weeks, the UK says.

Civilians were fleeing from areas of eastern Ukraine ahead of an anticipated Russian offensive, while Kyiv said it was checking unconfirmed reports that Russian forces had used chemical weapons in the besieged port city of Mariupol.

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