Ukraine fears repeat of Mariupol horrors as Donbas offensive intensifies

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Ukraine fears repeat of Mariupol horrors as Donbas offensive intensifies
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Russia-backed separatists claimed they captured a railway hub city in eastern Ukraine as Moscow's forces pushed to gain more ground Friday by pounding another Ukrainian-held area where authorities say 1,500 people have died since the start of the war.

Elsewhere, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was making slow but "palpable" progress in the Donbas region, despite the cost to the Russian military, while pro-Russia separatists claim to have taken the strategic town of Lyman.

Follow developments on Friday as they unfolded in our blog below:

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