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Russia-Ukraine updates: ‘Even Russians expect defeat,’ says Zelenskyy

As the war enters its sixth month, the Ukrainian president vows his forces will "inflict the highest possible damage on the enemy." Russia said the Odesa strikes hit military installations. DW rounds up the latest.

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