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20 May, 2022 18:03

RT News - May 20 2022 (20:00 MSK)

The Lugansk Republic is about to come under full control of Russia and its regional allies. That's according to the Russian defense minister, who stresses that Moscow is doing everything it can to protect civilians. Our correspondent reports from the Donbass frontline, where Donetsk forces are defending their positions from the Ukrainian army - and preparing to advance. A former French army soldier, who's been volunteering as a medical worker in Ukraine cries foul over what he calls Western attempts to legitimize Kiev's neo-Nazi troops - who are being supplied with weapons from NATO countries. As the international community faces global challenges, China proposes the expansion of the BRICS alliance - the biggest change to the group in over a decade - with Argentina named a top candidate.