Ukraine's defense ministry says Russia's invasion, which has now lasted more than 90 days, is in its "most active phase."
The war, it said Wednesday, could hinge on the situation in the eastern front, where Russia has reportedly taken control of more territory.
Multiple media outlets cite the governor of the Donetsk region as saying that Russian forces have taken control of two districts there and the city of Svitlodarsk.
In Mariupol, which has fallen to Russia after a three-month siege, at least 22-thousand residents have died.
The Guardian reports that around 200 bodies have been found in a basement there.
Despite the immense pressure Ukraine is under, it reports that 82 percent of respondents in a poll of two-thousand Ukrainian adults said they do not want the government to give up territory for the sake of a peace deal.
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