Stocks of Ukrainian sunflower seeds burn after shelling

STORY: Video footage showed piles of sunflower seeds burning inside the storage unit as Ukrainian servicemen approached the building to inspect it, and shrapnel holes in the unit's roof.

Heavy fighting continues in the Donetsk region, where Russian forces are regrouping to resume their offensive in the direction of the Sloviansk region while also seeking to encircle the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukrainian authorities said.

Russian forces have pushed closer to the centre of Ukraine's Sieverodonetsk, Britain's defence ministry said on Wednesday (June 1).

With its invasion now into its fourth month, Russia still has only limited gains to show for its worst military losses in decades, while much of Ukraine has also suffered devastation as Moscow steps up strikes in an attempt to offset its slow progress.

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