Russia Launches Massive Offensive in Ukraine, NATO Chief Confirms

NATO has confirmed that a new Russian offensive is underway in Ukraine, with reports of more than a dozen cities being hit by the assault. Ukrainian forces have managed to eliminate 5,000 Russian soldiers from the battle, including members of an elite brigade, according to a report.

Meanwhile, Russian forces have slowly taken ground around the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, and are now bombarding the city in a major new offensive, according to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. He has urged Russia to de-escalate the situation and withdraw its forces.

The new offensive comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, with both sides accusing the other of violating a ceasefire agreement. The situation is being closely monitored by the international community, and many are urging both sides to find a peaceful resolution.

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