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Ukraine extends martial law and general mobilisation for another three months

Ukrainian servicemen inspect a house during a reconnaissance mission in a recently retaken village on the outskirts of Kharkiv, on 14 May 2022
Ukrainian servicemen inspect a house during a reconnaissance mission in a recently retaken village on the outskirts of Kharkiv, on 14 May 2022 Copyright AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov
Copyright AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov
By Euronews with AP, AFP, Reuters
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The Ukrainian government has extended both until 23 August, with the parliament voting to support the presidential decree with an absolute majority.

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As the Ukrainian parliament ratified two presidential decrees to extend martial law in the country, Kyiv ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region, waging a major offensive in Luhansk.

The Russian army is attempting to seize the cities of Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk, but Ukrainian forces held off their advance by Sunday.

See a summary of the day's developments below.

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