The conflict in Ukraine is settling into a war of attrition

But who can keep going longest?

Residents examining destroyed Russian tanks outside Kyiv, on May 31, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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The war in Ukraine, now in its fourth month, defies simple notions of winning and losing. Russian forces are thought to be in control of most of Severodonetsk, a city at the eastern edge of a Ukrainian salient, having beaten off Ukrainian counter-attacks.

Ukrainian resistance is now confined to an industrial zone in the westernmost edge of the town.

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