• Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    KYIV, Ukraine - Russia suffered heavy losses when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge enemy troops were using to try to cross a river in the east, Ukrainian and British officials said in another sign of Moscow's struggle to salvage a war gone awry.
    Ukrainian authorities, meanwhile, opened the first war crimes trial of the conflict. The defendant, a captured Russian soldier, stands accused of shooting to death a 62-year-old civilian in the early days of the war.
    The trial got underway as Russia's offensive in the Donbas, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland, seemed to turn...
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