Russia ready for prolonged conflict in Ukraine as attack entered ‘most active’ phase – BBC News

Two senior Russian officials have signalled that Moscow is ready for a prolonged conflict in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian defence ministry spokesman also said the offensive had entered its “most active” phase.

Russia has been trying to capture the twin cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk in Ukraine’s easternmost region, Luhansk.

The BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from the frontline.

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