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Ukraine Faces More Brutal Form of War as Russia Regroups

  • Signs emerge of return to traditional, artillery-based attacks
  • Failures of initial assault caused by faulty assumptions
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Russia Intensifies Attacks on Kharkiv in Ukraine
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is entering a new phase, promising a more deadly time ahead for the country’s civilians and its remarkably determined army, according to Western military officials.

Early signs are that Russian commanders are abandoning the approach that marked the first days of the conflict, in which they relied on lightning strikes into cities they assumed would be half-heartedly defended, the officials said.