Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev has said, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine's efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists.
Ukrainian officials said however the rebels were fighting a desperate rearguard action to hold on to Luhansk - which is their supply route into neighbouring Russia - and that the flow of weapons and fighters from Russia had accelerated.
Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman, said government forces fought separatists in Luhansk on Saturday and took control of the Zhovtneviy neighbourhood police station. "They raised the state flag over it," Lysenko said. A photograph posted on Twitter appeared to show a Ukrainian flag on the front of the police station, but it could not be independently verified.
More top news
Ouarzazate in Moroco is all about the movies and half the city's residents work in showbusiness.
Theresa May will say they need to show the same resolve in countering terrorism as they do in responding to the threat posed by Russia.
Vogel is speaking publicly for the first time – it has taken her the best part of 40 years to feel strong enough to do so.