Russia intensified its attacks in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, while holding events to celebrate a Russian national holiday in territories that Moscow claims are now under its control. In the city of Severodonetsk in the eastern region of Luhansk, Russian shelling destroyed a bridge amid intense fighting. Britain’s defense ministry said that Russia is gradually seizing territory in and around Severodonetsk. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech on Sunday to celebrate Russia Day, which commemorates the country’s declaration of sovereignty from the former Soviet Union in 1990.
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