Russia bombards the Eastern Front, and Ukraine says defence is its main priority.

Ukrainian officials said Russian forces shelled the entire front line in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine on Thursday . One civilian was killed and 12 others wounded in the shelling, according to a Reuters source .

In a television interview, Ukrainian officials said Russian forces shelled the entire front line in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, as part of the Kremlin's scaled-back strategy to only secure the bulk of disputed territory.According to a Reuters source, Ukrainian artillery shelled the town of Toretsk southwest of Bakhmut, killing one civilian and damaging 12 buildings, killing one civilian and wounding 12 others.According to a Reuters source, Russian troops fired rocket launchers on the town of Lyman, which was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November, one of a string of setbacks sustained by Russia since invasion of Luhansk province in February.Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleh Synehubov said in a video post that Ukrainian anti-aircraft forces downed several of the missiles trained on the Kharkiv region on Thursday evening.In a messaging app, Russian presidential advisor Oleh Synehubov said that the Russians have increased their presence in Donetsk and Luhansk.

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