Russia amassing forces near eastern Ukraine, prompting urgent need for Western aid

The Associated Press March 1, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: Russia is amassing forces near Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine, aiming to advance in the Donetsk region. Ukrainian forces report facing continuous attacks and overwhelming Russian firepower. Ukraine signed a 2 billion euro security agreement with the Netherlands, prioritizing air defense and artillery. Despite limited resources, Ukrainian forces are adapting to Russian tactics. In February, Ukraine shot down 13 Russian aircraft. The need for Western aid to counter Russian tactics is urgent.

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