Russia begins new phase of Ukraine operation - Lavrov

STORY: "Another stage of this operation (in eastern Ukraine) is beginning, and I am sure this will be a very important moment of this entire special operation," Lavrov said in an interview with India Today.

Ukrainian officials insisted their troops would withstand the new assault, which they said began overnight with massive Russian artillery and rocket barrages and attempts to advance across almost the entire stretch of the eastern front.

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