Russia claims full control of Luhansk region as key city captured

RUSSIA HAS TAKEN CONTROL OF LYSY-CHANSK, THE LAST CITY IN THE LUHANSK REGION IN EASTERN UKRAINE THAT WAS STILL UNDER UKRAINIAN CONTROL.

UKRAINE’S MILITARY ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY THAT IT HAD BEEN “FORCED TO WITHDRAW” FROM THE CRITICAL CITY.

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY SAID THE RETREAT WAS MEANT TO SAVE THE LIVES OF UKRAINIAN TROOPS.

RUSSIA’S MINISTRY OF DEFENSE CLAIMS UKRAINE TARGETED THE RUSSIAN CITIES OF BELGOROD AND KURSK WITH CLUSTER MUNITIONS. A LOCAL GOVERNOR SAID THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AFTER BELGOROD WAS HIT BY EXPLOSIONS. THE UKRAINIAN MILITARY HAS NOT YET COMMENTED ON THE STRIKES.

AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 15 INJURED DURING SHELLING ON THE EASTERN UKRAINIAN CITY OF SLO-VIANSK ON SUNDAY. THE NEARBY CITY OF KRAMATORSK WAS ALSO HIT WITH THREE MISSILE STRIKES.

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