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Russian Strikes Take Toll on Civilians as Ukraine Gears Up for Counteroffensive

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Ian Lovett | Photographs by Serhii Korovayny for The Wall Street Journal

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine—Exactly five months into the war, artillery and missile strikes have become a daily part of life in much of Ukraine.

Though ground combat has been limited in recent weeks, shells continued to pummel the area around the city of Bakhmut, as Russia pushes to take control of the eastern Donetsk region. And many areas are facing longer-range attacks as Ukrainian forces gear up for a counteroffensive against Russian positions in the south of the country.

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