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Ukrainian Army Announces Withdrawal of Army from Lysychansik

The fight is furious for the major Ukrainian towns in the eastern part of the countryside of Donbas, as Russia says it will dominate Lysychans’k on the 130th day of the conflict.

The announcement was made after several weeks of fierce fighting with the Russian army. (AP)

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Ukrainian troops announce withdrawal from Lysychansik

Ukrainian troops said soldiers withdrew from the strategic eastern city of Lysychans’k after weeks of fierce fighting with Russian troops.

“It was decided to withdraw to save the lives of Ukrainian defenders,” the military said in a statement, noting the superiority of Russia’s numbers and equipment.

read more: Russia claims to have complete control of Ukraine’s Luhansk in the last city occupation

Russian bombardment kills six people in Slovyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine

Six people were killed in Slovyansk after a city in eastern Ukraine was hit by powerful artillery from Russia’s multiple rocket launchers, local officials said.

The attack was the worst bombardment that hit a city recently, causing nearly 15 fires in a front-line city in the industrial Donbus region that Russia is trying to occupy, Mayor VadymLyakh wrote in Telegram.

Donetsk local government spokesman Tetiana Ihnatchenko told the Ukrainian public news network that the attack injured 15 people.

Australian Prime Minister visits Ukraine’s Kyiv region

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has visited three war-torn towns in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, the local governor said.

Governor Orexie Kreva wrote in Telegram that Albaniji visited the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostmel. Ukraine states that Russia has committed atrocities against civilians. Russia has denied that claim.

“Australia supports Ukraine and wants justice to be fulfilled for the crimes committed here,” Kreva quoted Albaniji.

Czech Prime Minister: Our fighters will protect Slovak airspace from September

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Czech fighters would protect the airspace of neighboring Slovakia as of September.

Slovakia has decided to land a Russian-made MiG-29 fighter and has asked NATO’s allies to patrol the sky. This can be sent to neighboring Ukraine by Kieu to protect himself from Russian attacks.

“I don’t see any problems there. The government will certainly approve it,” Fiara said in a television discussion with Slovak counterpart Eduardo Hager. Slovakia ordered an F-16 fighter from the United States in 2018. The first plane arrived this year and the shipment was expected to be completed the following year, but now delivery is expected to take place in 2024.

Russia has the entire Lysychans’k, Luhansk region of Ukraine: Minister

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow’s troops have occupied the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychans’k and controlled the entire region of Luhansk, which has been the target of fierce fighting in recent weeks.

“Sergei Shoigu has informed Russian Army commander-in-chief Vladimir Putin about the liberation of the People’s Republic of Luhansk,” the Pentagon said in a statement quoted by a Russian news agency.

The ministry previously said Russian troops surrounded Lysychans’k and are now fighting in the city.

Russians build a foothold in important Ukrainian cities: Governor

Russian troops are strengthening their position in a tough battle to occupy the last stand in Luhansk Oblast, eastern Ukraine, the regional governor said.

“The occupiers have cast all their might on Lysychans’k. They attacked the city with incomprehensible and cruel tactics,” Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai said in a Telegram messaging app.

“They suffer great losses, but they move forward stubbornly. They are building a foothold in the city.”

Russia accuses Kyiv of launching missiles in Belgorod near Ukraine

Russia has accused Kieu of launching three missiles in the city of Belgorod near the Ukrainian border in a strike that killed at least three people.

“Russia’s anti-aircraft defense shot down three Tochka-U cluster missiles launched by Ukrainian nationalists against Belgorod,” said Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry. A house where one of the debris fell after the missile was destroyed. “

Ukraine attacks Russian base in occupied Melitopol’s: exiled mayor

Ukrainian troops have struck Russian bases in more than 30 strikes in the Russian-occupied southern city of Melitopol, the city’s exiled Ukrainian mayor said.

“and 1200 GMT (There were more than 30 strikes at the military base alone at 3:00 am local time and 0200 GMT at Greenwich Mean Time. ” “I didn’t take any action.”

Russian officials have confirmed that the strike has hit the city.

The explosion struck Russia’s Belgorod near Ukraine: Official

After previous reports of several explosions being heard in a city near the Ukrainian border, the local governor said at least three people were killed and dozens of homes were damaged in Belgorod, Russia.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor of the Belgorod region, said at least 11 apartments were damaged and 39 private homes, including 5 private homes, were completely destroyed.

At least four people were injured and two were hospitalized, including a 10-year-old boy, according to Gradkov. There was no immediate reaction from Ukraine to the report.

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