Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Updated May 25 2022 - 5:56am, first published 5:54am
Battles being fought in eastern Ukraine could determine the country's fate.

Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned Moscow was seeking to destroy the eastern Donbas region where it has focused its attacks.

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