Ukrainian troops have been battling Russian forces
trying to pierce its lines across the eastern Donetsk region. Ukraine's President Volodymr Zelenskyy has described the situation at the front as "extremely acute."
Fighting has thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group -- a private military company led by a millionaire with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Wagner fighters killed in Ukraine were convicts who were promised freedom in exchange for their service.
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