Russia-Ukraine war: EU to give fast-tracked opinion on Kyiv bid; Russia low on troops and missiles, UK defence chief says – live

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The UK’s ministry of defence has issued its intelligence assesment for the day of the situation on the ground in Ukraine and Russia. On the military side of things, it writes:

Over the last 24 hours, Russian forces have likely continued to attempt to regain momentum on the Popasna axis, for which they seek to surround the Sievierodonetsk pocket from the south.

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