Ukraine Renews Calls for Weapons Amid Russian Attack on Eastern Cities
KYIV, Ukraine—Kyiv issued fresh appeals for more weapons from Western nations as Russia intensified its push to capture key cities in the east of Ukraine, threatening the final Ukrainian strongholds in the Luhansk region.
Ukrainian troops there say they find themselves in a pivotal moment. A Russian assault on the strategically important city of Severodonetsk could force them to withdraw, Ukrainian officials have said. The city is among the last remaining under Ukrainian control in Luhansk, which together with Donetsk makes up Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.