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After a disastrous defeat in northern Ukraine, Russia has begun a high-stakes battle for the east, while Western allies arm Ukrainian fighters determined to stave off the attack.

After Moscow’s pivot, what lies in store in the coming weeks?


Eric Schmitt, a senior writer covering terrorism and national security for The New York Times.

Destruction in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. After a deadly strike on a train station in the city, residents were grim about the future: “We think we will be swept off the face of the earth.”
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  • President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia defined a more limited military goal: taking control of the Donbas region in the east of Ukraine — not the whole country.

  • Russia reorganized the command of its flagging offensive, selecting for the mission a general accused of ordering strikes on civilian neighborhoods in Syria.

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Eric Schmitt contributed reporting.

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