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Ukrainian artillery fires in the Kharkiv area Photograph: EPA 

The Guardian: Trial by fire: Ukraine war becomes gruelling artillery duel 

As troops in mazes of trenches pound each other with shells, the terror of war draws closer to the city of Sloviansk 

The call came at about midday on Wednesday. There had been “chemical poisoning” after a blast and patients needed collecting. 

Fears of a Russian chemical weapons attack have haunted Ukraine almost since the war began, and as the volunteer medics in Sloviansk pulled on the ageing gas masks and plastic overalls that were their only protection, they wondered if this was it. 

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LIVE UPDATES  

Live: Russians failed three times in bloody river battle, says Ukraine — BBC 

Live: EU ramps up military aid to Ukraine as diplomatic efforts intensify — France 24  

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war — AP  

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy ‘ready to speak to Putin’; Russia to cut electricity supply to Finland after Nato decision – live — The Guardian

Live Updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine — CNN  

Ukraine preparing dozens of war crimes cases — live updates — DW 

Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv readying 41 war crimes cases — Al Jazeera  

LIVE UPDATE: Austin Speaks to Shoigu for First Time Since Russia Began Operation in Ukraine — Sputnik  

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 80 of the invasion — The Guardian 

 Russia – Ukraine War — News Updates May 13, 2022  

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say — AP  

Bloody river battle was third in three days – Ukraine official — BBC  

Ukraine river ambush shows again Russian military is ‘not up to scratch’ — France 24  

Ukraine has repelled Russia’s attempt to cross Donbas river, UK confirms — The Guardian  

No end in sight for Ukraine war as Putin hails Victory Day — AP 

Ukraine war: 60 people killed after bomb hits school, Zelensky says — BBC  

Ukraine war: Civilians now out of Azovstal plant in Mariupol — BBC  

Ukrainian forces at Azovstal vow to continue fighting — RT  

Families of fighters trapped at Azovstal steel plant protest in Kyiv — France 24  

Destruction in Mykolaiv after Ukraine blocks Russian advances — DW  

Reports: Odesa Military Source Says Ukraine Struck Russian Naval Ship In Black Sea — RFE 

 UN receiving ‘credible’ information about Ukrainian troops torturing Russian prisoners, official says — The Hill 

Kremlin warns against attempts to interfere in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine — TASS  

Russian forces destroy weapons from US and Western countries at Sol railway station — TASS  

Russian aviation destroyed Ukrainian Project 1241 corvette near Odessa — Defense Ministry — TASS  

Lugansk Republic’s air defenses intercept Ukrainian Tochka-U missile — TASS 

Ukraine lied to its encircled troops – commander — RT  

Foreign fighters seek ‘adventure’ in Ukraine – captured colonel — RT  

Uptick in Combat Missions Signals Changing Role for Russia’s Air Force in Ukraine — Moscow Times  

Hope, horror, as Ukrainian war refugees exceed 6 million — AP  

Over 19,800 people evacuated from Ukraine, DPR, LPR to Russia in past day — TASS  

UK would support countries willing to supply Russian-designed jets to Ukraine — The Guardian  

First Russian soldier goes on trial in Ukraine for war crimes — The Guardian  

In Ukraine’s wheat fields, farmers have formed a quiet resistance against Vladimir Putin’s occupation — ABC News Australia  

Russia’s war in Ukraine has ‘backfired,’ David Petraeus tells DW — DW 

 Ukraine war: Putin preparing for long haul, US intelligence says — BBC  

How ‘Babushka Z’ became the unlikely icon of Russian propaganda — France 24  

UK sanctions target Putin’s financial network including rumoured girlfriend — The Guardian

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