Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Updated May 26 2022 - 8:31am, first published 8:27am
A piece of a rocket lies next a crater after a Russian strike in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine.

Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, forcing Ukrainians to bury civilians killed in mass graves, as Tass news agency reported some 8000 Ukrainian prisoners of war in the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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