Ukrainian tank attacks Russian positions in Donetsk

STORY: Donetsk and the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine make up the Donbas area where Russian-backed separatists and Russian troops have seized large swathes of land since 2014.

Ukraine and its Western backers say Russia is waging an unprovoked war against a sovereign state.

Russia denies targeting civilian sites in its military action, though the incursion has caused thousands of casualties and destroyed entire Ukrainian towns.

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