Russian shelling kills six civilians in Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast, as Ukraine says that Russia appears to be preparing for a new ground offensive near Sloviansk.
The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war between Russia (together with pro-Russian separatist forces) and Ukraine. The battle of Donbas is an ongoing military engagement that is part of the wider eastern Ukraine offensive of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Six people have been killed in shelling in an eastern Ukrainian town as Russia eyes its next major offensive. Five bodies were found in the rubble of a house in Toretsk, in the Donetsk region, while another person died in hospital, emergency services said. The Ukrainian military said Russia appeared to be regrouping for an offensive towards nearby Sloviansk. The city was captured in 2014 by pro-Russian separatists who held it for nearly three months.