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Live: Fighting intensifies in Sievrodonetsk as Russia makes gains East of Ukraine

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Fighting for the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk continues with Russian forces conducting assault operations on Saturday, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said on Sunday. Russia claimed to have overrun a key rail hub while its troops fought Ukrainian defenders in the streets of another city in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defence Ministry said the railroad centre Lyman had been “completely liberated’’ by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Kremlin-backed separatists. Follow the day's developments on FRANCE 24's liveblog. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

8:52am: Russia's Gazprom continues shipping gas to Europe via Ukraine

Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Sunday its supply of gas to Europe through Ukraine via the Sudzha entry point stood at 44.1 million cubic metres (mcm), up from 43.96 mcm on Saturday. An application to supply gas via another major entry point, Sokhranovka, was rejected by Ukraine, Gazprom said.

6:26am: Fighting for Sievierodonetsk continues says Ukraine's Armed Forces

Fighting for the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk continues with Russian forces conducting assault operations on Saturday, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said on Sunday. "With the use of artillery, Russian forces carried out assault operations in the area of the city of Sievierodonetsk," the General Staff said in a statement on its Facebook page.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy voiced hopes in a late-night video address that Ukraine's allies would provide needed weapons, adding that he expected "good news" this week.

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