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Severodonetsk retreat ‘tactical’, Ukraine military spy chief says

Ukraine’s retreat from Severodonetsk after weeks of fighting against Russian forces in the eastern city was a “tactical” move to avoid a repeat of the fateful Azovstal siege in Mariupol, according to the country’s military intelligence chief. Brigadier General Kyrylo Budanov said Friday’s pullout was ordered because weeks of Russian heavy artillery had “levelled” Severodonetsk […]

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Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk now ‘completely under Russian occupation’ after months of fighting

“The [Russians] appointed a commandant. But the city is so destroyed that it will be difficult for people to cope with this situation,” said military administration chief Oleksandr Striuk. Regional military officials said Friday that the last troops in Severodonetsk had been ordered to leave, as it was impossible to keep defending their positions. This effectively […]

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Russia says it gained full control of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine

By Ali Cura MOSKOW Russia’s Defense Ministry said Saturday that a few cities and settlements in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine had fallen under the full control of Russian forces. Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russian and Russian-backed forces in the region had gained full control of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye as well as the Voronove […]

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Severodonetsk under ‘full occupation of Russia’: Mayor

Severodonetsk mayor says the city is now under the “full occupation of Russia”. Dozens of Russian missiles have simultaneously hit military facilities in western and northern Ukraine, local officials say. Ukraine’s military says strikes on the border region of Chernihiv were launched from the territory of Russia’s ally Belarus. Luhansk regional governor has said there […]

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Russia-Ukrain war live updates: Ukraine forces to retreat from Severodonetsk, says local governor – The Times of India

The latest package includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, which will double the number they have now. The first four HIMARS that the US previously sent have already gone into Ukraine and are in the hand of troops there. According to the Pentagon, the aid also includes 18 tactical vehicles that are […]

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Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Ukraine to withdraw troops from besieged Severodonetsk

Ukrainian troops defending Severodonetsk will be withdrawn, while forces in nearby Lysychansk face possible encirclement by Russia, according to the regional governor. Western military analysts previously said that Kyiv appeared to be weighing the loss of the two strategically important cities. Here are more updates from across the country: Severodonetsk: Troops who have endured months […]

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‘Fearsome climax’ as battle for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk enters last phase; captured foreign fighters appeal death sentence

UN says at least 4,662 killed in Ukraine since start of war Editor’s note: This article contains a photograph that may be upsetting to some readers. The United Nations has confirmed 4,662 civilian deaths and 5,803 injuries in Ukraine since Russia invaded its ex-Soviet neighbor on Feb. 24. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner […]

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Repulsed Russian Attacks Near Severodonetsk: Ukraine

Ukraine said Russian forces are “constantly replenishing their army with reserves”. Kyiv: Ukrainian troops repulsed Russian attacks on villages near the eastern city of Severodonetsk, where the two armies have fought bloody battles for weeks, Kyiv’s armed forces said Sunday. “Our units repulsed the assault in the area of Toshkivka,” the Ukrainian army said on […]

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Ukraine war: ‘We need serious equipment and more tanks’, says commander defending Severodonetsk

It’s dark in the bunker and the air is thick with smoke. There is not much room to move around with wooden crates full of weapons and cigarettes stacked in every available space. The living conditions are hardly ideal but the commander of Ukraine’s Svoboda or Freedom Battalion does not seem worried. His name is […]

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Ukraine says delays over weapon supplies ‘cannot be justified’; Russia edges toward taking full control of Severodonetsk

‘It is getting harder’ to defend Severodonetsk, official concedes Serhiy Haidai, the head of Luhansk’s regional administration region who has become a well-known voice amid severe fighting in the Donbas region, has said “it is getting harder” to hold Severodonetsk although Ukrainian fighters were doing their best in the city now believed to be 80% […]