Russia has launched a new military campaign which it says has the goal of restoring peace to the eastern part of Ukraine.
Ukrainian and Russian-back separatists have been in a battle over the Donbas region for the last eight years.
CGTN’s Philip Crowther has the latest from Lviv.
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Russia appeared on Monday to launch its anticipated ground offensive in eastern Ukraine as Moscow stepped up missile and artillery strikes across the country in some of the broadest attacks in recent weeks. https://t.co/H8cQziUPrE
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 19, 2022
‘The battle for Donbas has begun’: Russia launches offensive in eastern Ukraine https://t.co/Uve67xiWbv
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 19, 2022