Russia-Ukraine war latest updates: Kremlin to hold sham referendums

The referendums for Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia lay the groundwork for Russia to annex swaths of Ukraine.

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Ukraine round-up: Counter-attack continues, Kremlin remains defiant

Monday saw Ukraine pressing a counter-offensive which has retaken swathes of territory in the north-east.

Ukraine war: Putin raises the stakes in a dangerous game

When faced with a choice, Vladimir Putin always seems to choose escalation, writes the BBC's Russia editor.

Zelensky's words for Russia as Ukraine sweeps through northeast

President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a stark warning to Moscow, declaring that "history will put everything in its place" as Ukrainian troops swept through the northeastern region of Kharkiv.

Ukraine war: Putin orders partial mobilisation after facing setbacks

The partial mobilisation comes after Russia faced a number of setbacks on the battlefield.

Ukraine war: What will Russia's losses mean for Putin?

Questions are being asked as even state media reported the "tough" week, says the BBC's Russia editor.

Ukraine round-up: Russian vote postpones and fresh gas fears

A "referendum" for Kherson to join Russia is delayed, while Moscow blames Europe for gas shutdown.

Kharkiv offensive: Russia surprised as Ukraine takes several towns - UK

President Zelensky says Ukraine has retaken 30 settlements in its eastern offensive this week.

Kharkiv offensive: Ukraine targets Donbas as advance gathers pace

Kyiv's troops are advancing on Lyman, a strategic town that Russia spent months trying to capture.

Kremlin: Ukraine's NATO ambitions remain threat to Russia - Reuters

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Ukraine's ongoing ambitions to join the Western NATO military alliance presented a threat to Russia's security and highlighted the necessity for Russia to conduct what it calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine.

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