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Russia-Ukraine updates: Russia’s tactics in Donbas ‘crazy,’ says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian troops are holding out on the eastern front, says President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Meanwhile, the Kremlin said Russia's nuclear deterrence forces had launched test missiles. DW has the latest.

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