Russian shelling increasing in Donbas, UK military update says

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A local resident rides a bicycle past a charred armoured vehicle during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the separatist-controlled town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region, Ukraine March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo

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LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - Russian shelling and strikes on the Donbas line of control continued to increase on Tuesday but Ukrainian forces managed to repel numerous attempted advances, a British military update said.

"Russian shelling and strikes on the Donbas line of control continue to increase, with the Ukrainians repelling numerous attempted advances by Russian forces," it said.

"Russia's ability to progress continues to be impacted by the environmental, logistical and technical challenges that have beset them so far, combined with the resilience of the highly-motivated Ukrainian armed forces".

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Reporting by Kate Holton Editing by Chris Reese

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