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Ukraine court jails 2 Russian soldiers for war crimes

A Ukraine court has sentenced two Russian soldiers to over 11 years in prison for the shelling of civilian buildings. Meanwhile, Ukraine says Russia controls "around half" of Sievierodonetsk. DW has the latest.

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