As the United States ramps up the pressure a little more by announcing that sending tanks to Ukraine is only a matter of time, Britain, Liz dressZelensky pledged 2.6 billion in additional aid.
So far 146 bodies have been exhumed from Isium. They are mainly civilians. The dead included two children.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced mounting criticism from the public and administration over the special operation, which has been strained for weeks.
In the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, Russian representatives in the occupied territory have asked the Kremlin to officially annex Luhansk and Donetsk, prompting panic among Moscow officials over demands to speed up the referendum. Local authorities are under pressure as they take new measures to mobilize workers, such as steel mills From Yenakiev.
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