Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities


              Laundry hangs on a clothesline as a member of the Dnipro-1 regiment cleans his tent during a period of relative calm around their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. While the lull in rocket strikes has offered a reprieve to remaining residents, some members of the Ukrainian military unit say it could be a prelude to renewed attacks. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Soldiers with the Dnipro-1 regiment place logs to fortify their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. From a position on the outskirts of the city, members with the Ukrainian military unit are expanding a network of trenches and digging bunkers capable of protecting soldiers against mortar strikes and phosphorous bombs. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A dummy looks out from a position with the Ukrainian Dnipro-1 regiment during a period of relative calm around near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. While the lull in rocket strikes has offered a reprieve to remaining residents, some members of the Ukrainian military unit say it could be a prelude to renewed attacks. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Ukrainian soldier Serhiy Artymyev with the Dnipro-1 regiment rests outside his tent during a period of relative calm around their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Along with Donetsk, the neighboring Luhansk province, which has been nearly entirely controlled by Russia after Ukrainian forces withdrew in early July, makes up the industrial Donbas region which has been claimed by separatists since 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              Ukrainian soldier Igor Ryazantsev with the Dnipro-1 regiment keeps watch outside his tent during a period of relative calm around their position near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Members of the unit believe a Russian advance could be impending with the aim of seizing the strategic city. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman stands in front of headquarters of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration building destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian soldier Vyacheslav Timohovich holds the stuffed owl toy his seven-year-old daughter gave him to keep him safe as he serves with the Dnipro-1 regiment near Sloviansk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Timohovich, who goes by the nickname "Owl," always keeps the stuffed toy from his daughter tucked inside his body armor. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A rescue worker stands on the roof of a house damaged by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A Ukrainian serviceman walks inside of the headquarters of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration building destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A view of the headquarters of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration building destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A rescue worker puts out the fire at the house destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A local resident, back, tries to stop the fire at a neighbor's house destroyed by a Russian attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              FILE - Workers load bags of flour into a truck at the Big Mills factory in the southern town of Sebline, south of Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2022. Russia’s war in Ukraine has threatened food supplies in countries like Lebanon, which has the world's highest rate of food inflation, 122%, and depends on the Black Sea region for nearly all of its wheat. The Razoni, loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion, and set sail from Odesa Monday, August 1, 2022. Its final destination is Lebanon, with estimated arrival date on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)