Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

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Russia's taking steps to strengthen the army and is tightening its grip on Ukraine Lawmakers in Moscow have passed a bill to bolster Russia's army which is fighting an intense battle for Ukraine's east three months into the war Russian rockets are pounding towns in the industrial Donbass region Ukraine's foreign minister said on Wednesday the situation there is extremely bad Meanwhile president Vladimir Putin is trying to strengthen his control of southern Ukraine by giving residence of two regions a fast path to Russian citizenship I'm Charles De

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