Ukraine: Russia begins new eastern offensive | DW News – YouTube

Russia appears to have started its anticipated push in the east of the country, according to Ukraine’s top security official. Earlier, Ukraine’s armed forces command said Russia’s main efforts were focused on establishing complete control of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, with military action also intensifying in Kharkiv.

Previously, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said seven civilians were killed in overnight missile strikes. The city has been considered a safe haven as it is relatively less affected by the fighting than other parts of Ukraine. Reporting from Lviv, DW correspondent Emmanuelle Shaze said there was “infrastructure” in the city that would be of interest to Russian forces.