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Russia-Ukraine War: Zelensky vows to recapture Lysychansik | Russia-Ukraine War News

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that his troops had withdrawn from the bombed city of Lysychans’k, the last Ukrainian fortress in eastern Luhansk Oblast.

However, he promised to regain control of the lost territory late Sunday with the help of long-range western weapons.

Russia Capturing Lysychansik Within a week of occupying the neighboring Severodonetsk, he was able to take full control of Luhansk. This is a political victory to achieve the Kremlin’s main war goals. The focus of the battlefield is now shifting to the neighboring Donetsk region. The province, along with Luhansk, constitutes what is known as the Donbus region.

“If our military commander withdraws people from a particular point in front of the enemy where they have the greatest advantage in firepower, this also applies to Lysychans’k,” Zelensky said in a nightly video address. I did.

“Thanks to the increased supply of modern weapons, we will be back thanks to tactics.”

This includes long-range weapons such as the HIMARS rocket launcher provided by the United States, he said.

“The fact that we save the lives of soldiers and people plays an equally important role. We must rebuild walls, reclaim land, and above all, protect people,” he said. Added.

Since then Abandon Assault on Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, Russia concentrated A military operation in the heart of the industrial Donbus, where Moscow-backed separatist agents have fought the Ukrainian army since 2014.

Russia it is Occupy the Luhansk region To give it to the People’s Republic of Luhansk with the support of self-proclaimed Russia, which granted independence before the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Russia’s defense minister said Luhansk had been “liberated” after notifying President Vladimir Putin after Russia said on Sunday that Russia had occupied the villages around Lysychans’k and surrounded the city.

Ukrainian military headquarters said the army was forced to withdraw from the city.

“Continuing the defense of the city will have fatal consequences. It has been decided to withdraw to save the lives of Ukrainian defenders,” a social media statement said. Ukrainian officials say the reference to “liberating” Ukrainian territory is Russian propaganda, reporting heavy bombardment in residential areas.

“Maximum damage”

Russia sought to assemble an advance in Luhansk as an important moment in the war, which cost the Russian army a lot, said Neil Melvin of London-based think tank RUSI.

“Ukraine’s position was not to be able to protect all of this. What they are trying to do is delay Russia’s attack and cause the greatest damage, but they are prepared for a counterattack. “He told Reuters.

At least six people were killed when the city of Slovyansk was hit by powerful bombardment from multiple rocket launchers on Sunday, west of Lysychans’k in the Donetsk region, according to local officials.

Zelenskyy said at least 20 people were injured in Slovyansk, adding that Russia also “brutally” attacked the cities of Kharkiv and Kramatorsk with rocket attacks.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense also said it had attacked the military infrastructure of Kharkiv, the second largest city in northeastern Ukraine.

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited a town near the Ukrainian capital, which was severely damaged early in the war, on Sunday, far from the fighting in the east. Albaniji called the destruction of Irpin “catastrophic.”

“These are homes, these are livelihoods, and in fact the lives lost in this town,” he said, saying that his government will provide Ukraine with more armored vehicles and strengthen sanctions against Russia. I added that.

Meanwhile, the exiled mayor of the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol said on Sunday that a Ukrainian rocket destroyed one of the city’s four Russian military bases.

The attack was also reported in Russia, and the governor of the Belgorod region said a fragment of an intercepted Ukrainian missile killed four people on Sunday.

Reuters told Reuters that the blast broke out around 3 am (Greenwich Mean Time 00:00), “the sound was so strong that it jumped up, woke up, became very scared, and began to scream.” rice field.

Moscow has accused Kyiv of numerous attacks on Belgorod and other areas adjacent to Ukraine. Kyiv has not claimed liability for any of these cases.

Meanwhile, two Ukrainian drones were shot down in the Russian city of Kursk, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Roman Starovoyt, the governor of the Kursk region, said the town of Tetkino on the border with Ukraine was attacked by mortars.

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