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Ukraine fighting for time as they hold out for Western weapons to arrive amid Russian onslaught on eastern front

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Members of foreign volunteers unit which fights in the Ukrainian army stand next to a vehicle, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region Ukraine June 2, 2022. Picture taken June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

Members of foreign volunteers unit which fights in the Ukrainian army stand next to a vehicle, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region Ukraine June 2, 2022. Picture taken June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A homeowner returns to his home to recover his belongings in a neighbourhood destroyed by Russia's attacks on Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A homeowner returns to his home to recover his belongings in a neighbourhood destroyed by Russia's attacks on Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A local resident walks, as his neighbour's house burns after shelling, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

A local resident walks, as his neighbour's house burns after shelling, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an infantry fighting vehicle during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the town of Popasna in the Luhansk Region, Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an infantry fighting vehicle during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the town of Popasna in the Luhansk Region, Ukraine June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

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Members of foreign volunteers unit which fights in the Ukrainian army stand next to a vehicle, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region Ukraine June 2, 2022. Picture taken June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko

After 100 days of war, Ukraine is fighting for time, trying to hold out against overwhelming Russian fire on its eastern front long enough for Western weapons to arrive and give it a badly needed edge.

With casualties mounting and some delays in Western capitals with deliveries, Ukrainian officials fear the relief may not come quickly enough.


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