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A second Ukrainian city is being blocked by Russia

Ukraine's governor said that Russian troops are blocking a major city in eastern Ukraine after weeks of fighting forced Ukrainian troops to begin withdrawing after an intense assault on a nearby city.

On Facebook, Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, claimed that Russian forces were attempting to blockade Lysychansk from the South.This city is located next to Sievierodonetsk, a city that has been subject to attack and house-to-house combat for weeks.

Oleg Zhdanov, a military analyst, said some Ukrainian troops are heading for Lysychansk after Haidai announced that Ukrainian forces have begun retreating from Sievierodonetsk. As a result, those retreating troops will have little respite from Russian moves to cut off Lysychansk.

The Russian rockets hit a "military object" in Yaroviv some 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to the west, said Maksym Kozytskyy, the regional governor of Lviv. In his statement, he didn't specify the target, but Yaroviv has a large training facility for foreign fighters who are willing to fight for Ukraine. In March, 35 people were killed when Russian rockets hit that base.

25 June 2022


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