Ukraine Fears Repeat of Mariupol Horrors Elsewhere in Donbas

Ukrainian officials warned that their forces wouldn't be able to stop the Russian offensive without more sophisticated Western-supplied weaponry.

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A local civilian walks amid a destroyed building in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
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KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow-backed separatists pounded eastern Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region Friday, claiming to capture a railway hub as concerns grew that besieged cities in the region would undergo the same horrors experienced by the people of the port city Mariupol in the weeks before it fell. Ukrainian officials warned that their forces wouldn’t be able to stop the Russian offensive without more sophisticated Western-supplied weaponry. The fighting Friday focused on two key cities:…

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