Ukraine War: Russian forces suffer heavy losses in the Donbas region

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Published 2022-05-20
Russian forces have intensified their efforts in the Donbas region in the east of the country.

But Ukraine says Vladimir Putin's soldiers are using heavy firepower around Donetsk, and have suffered severe losses in the disputed Luhansk region.

Sky's Special Correspondent Alex Crawford reports from there.

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All Comments (21)
  • Comrade Dyatlov
    Our armed forces have come a long way since Russia attacked in 2014. We were not ready, and learned our lesson. We trained closely with NATO to learn new tactics and created a non-commission officer rank, who have many battlefield powers. We know that no matter how many times Russia lied, they would attack again. Our army is now the pride of the Ukrainian nation. Odesa fully supports our men of steel
  • As a person from Kharkiv (a big city in eastern Ukraine), I can state that even people who used to be neutral to Russia before the war are totally against any idea of being under Russia. As a Ukrainian whose family had to evacuate to western Ukraine and leave their homes, I would like to thank every nation that provides humanitarian and military support to Ukraine.
  • Wilfred Ademokun
    Well done Brave Ukrainian soldiers, well done. Victory all the way in the Battle of Donbas. Forward ever Backward never. The World is with Ukraine and Ukrainians. Victory all the way.✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️
    W.B.A
  • Benson
    Russian military doctrine has Always been comfortable taking losses that would make other militaries stop and reassess what they're doing wrong. The idea of Cannon fodder is very real. They will throw assault after assault onto an objective, as in the past that has always worked. This conflict is different in that Ukraine is getting massive amounts of support, something Russia hasn't had to deal with before.
  • Lo que mas duele es ver la atrocidades que Rusia está haciendo en Ucrania, pero es muy alentador ver aunque sea una pequeña victoria ucraniana.
    Slava Ukraine !
  • Harold Barry
    I salute the Brave Ukrainian soldiers and to all Ukrainians in their fight for the freedom of the world because I don't believe Russia will stop at Ukraine. Slava Ukraine.
  • D25
    Power to Ukraine soldiers and people 🇨🇦🇨🇦👍👍👍❤️🙏🙏
  • Iam Noone
    Slava Ukraini
    stay strong for your Country. ✌✌✌
  • J
    Glory to Ukraine!🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Power to the people of Ukraine 💪💙💛🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦💙💛🇬🇧
  • Charlie Chan
    UKRAINES AND THEIR ALLIES ARE MY HEROES! PRAYERS AND LOVE FROM THE USA. SLAVA UKRAINE!
  • Mr Farmer
    For those who wish to live in Russia. The border is merely a few kilometers to the east.
  • Benson
    If I remember correctly Putin officially took control of his armed forces in the hope he can steer them in the right direction. If that's true, he's in a bit of a predicament as historically whenever a Russian leader has done this, and the military campaign failed, in short order that leader was given the Russian retirement option.
  • Jerry Man
    He is free to go to russia. But there is no reason for Ukraine to give territory to russia.
  • Martin
    Glory to the hero's of Ukraine
  • Ethan Richardson
    Russia is one inch closer to a formal humiliating military defeat
    keep up the good work Ukraine 🇺🇦💞
    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦
  • Elizabeth Njoki
    Glory to Ukraine 🙏🇺🇦🇺🇦
    Soldier on freedom never comes easily .
  • Blanca Hutchinson
    The army in Ukraine better watch that man,he might betray there locations.
  • Huong Nguyen
    nhìn cảnh tàn phá mà đau cả tim cố lên ukraine🇺🇦❤🌅🎇☝️🙏