Fighting in Eastern Ukraine has escalated as Russia sends reinforcements to the disputed territory, leading to increasing sounds of artillery and mounting losses for Ukrainian troops.
Civilians in the area face the difficult decision of whether to stay or flee as a potential new offensive looms.
The New York Times reports on the exhausted troops, who complain they are outnumbered and outgunned, while The Guardian notes Ukrainian officials' grave concern.
The situation in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent weeks as Russia has sent reinforcements, leading Ukrainian officials to fear a new offensive.
The sound of artillery and mounting casualties among Ukrainian troops, both seen in The New York Times, depict a dire situation, with one doctor commenting on the "gruesome injuries" she treats at the hospital.
Meanwhile, civilians in the area face a difficult decision on whether to leave or wait out the conflict.
At the epicenter of the conflict, Lyudmila Degtyaryova notes an increase in artillery, stating, "It is like New Year's," while Ukrainian troops complain of being "outnumbered and outgunned.
" Despite differing characterizations, both sources agree that the situation is concerning, with The Guardian reporting Ukrainian officials' grave concern.