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RUSSIAN SOLDIERS SEAL OFF NEIGHBORING CITY OF SEVERODONETSK

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS SEAL OFF NEIGHBORING CITY OF SEVERODONETSK

Having successfully seized Severodonetsk over the weekend, Russian forces are now trying to blockade the city of Lysychansk, the neighboring city to Severodonetsk.

 

In his latest military update on Monday, the spokesperson for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Shtupun, said, “In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, is trying to blockade the city of Lysychansk from the south.”

 

According to Shtupun, Russian soldiers are bombing civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Lysychansk and the surrounding settlements.

 

The comments come after Russian forces seized full control of the next-door city of Severodonetsk on Saturday.

 

The capture of the city, which lies opposite Lysychansk on the other side of the Siverskyi Donets river, came after Ukraine ordered the “tactical” retreat of its troops from the city after weeks of intense fighting there.

 

Ukraine said the withdrawal would allow its troops to fight from higher ground in Lysychansk.

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