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The war in Ukraine continues until day 79, and fighting intensifies in the eastern part of the country, in the Donbass region. The Russian army is trying to move towards Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in an attempt to isolate Ukrainian troops and cut them off from the rest of the country.
Also new on Serpent Island, which is still in dispute. Ukrainian authorities say they have damaged one of the newest ships in the Russian navy in the Black Sea.
The first trial of a Russian soldier suspected of war crimes will begin in Kiev on Friday. Vadim Shishimarin is accused of shooting an unarmed civilian to death.