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Russian Wins in Eastern Ukraine Spark Debate Over Course of War

  • Pocket of Ukrainian forces at growing risk of encirclement
  • Slow pace of Russian advance could also favor Ukraine
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Russian troops are making steady progress in Ukraine’s east on the back of more-concentrated artillery and air power, now controlling almost all of the Luhansk region and threatening to encircle thousands of Ukraine’s most experienced troops.

That is sparking fears that Russia could be poised for a bigger breakthrough, and leading to increasingly panicked calls from Kyiv for even more powerful offensive weapons.