Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Updated May 28 2022 - 10:01pm, first published 9:56pm
A Russian KA-52 helicopter gunship takes off for a mission at an undisclosed location in Ukraine.

Russian forces have stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region.

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