Russia Exploits Artillery Advantage as Ukraine Braces for Attacks on More Eastern Cities

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KHARKIV, Ukraine—Ukraine issued fresh calls for urgent supplies of weapons from the West, as officials warned that the war with Russia was rapidly becoming a series of artillery battles that favor Moscow’s better-equipped forces.

“Ukrainian troops are doing everything to stop the offensive of the occupiers, as much as is possible,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his late-evening address to the nation on Friday. “As much as the heavy weapons and modern artillery—all that we have asked and continue to ask our partners for—allow them to.”

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