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Ukrainian troops withdraw from key city to continue fight against Russian forces – World News

Since the February 24 invasion, nearly 35,000 Russian soldiers have died so far after facing stiff resistance from the Ukrainian military

A Ukrainian soldier walks through the rubble of a building of the Kharkiv National Technical University Polytechnic Sports Complex after it was hit by a Russian missile
A Ukrainian soldier walks through the rubble of a building of Kharkiv National Technical University after it was hit by a Russian missile

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the key city of Severodonetsk to continue fighting Russian forces in a strategic move.

After weeks of the bloodiest house-to-house fighting of the war, Kiev’s military retreated as a major attack by their comrades on Russian-held Kherson was underway.

Apart from the city of Lysyhansk, Ukraine’s withdrawal means that Russia now controls the entire Luhansk region – leaving only Donetsk to conquer the Donbass.

The predominantly Russian-speaking region is a big priority for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who gave troops a weekend deadline for taking Luhansk.

Donbass — made up of Luhanks and Donetsk — has been a target for Russian-backed separatists since the 2014 Maidan revolution.

But the latest Russian victory could be hollow as Ukraine’s military launched a massive incursion into the strategic southern port of Kherson last night.

The Black Sea port has been occupied by Russian forces since the invasion began, but has been marked by civil uprisings and armed resistance.

A senior Russian-appointed official was killed there yesterday (Fri) and two of Moscow’s soldiers were shot dead and one wounded in a shootout at a cafe earlier in the week.







Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the key city of Severodonetsk
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Dmitry Savluchenko, a member of Russia’s Kherson government, was killed in a car bomb blast yesterday and there have been other targeted car bombings.

Since the February 24 invasion, nearly 35,000 Russian soldiers have died so far after facing stiff resistance from the Ukrainian military.

Putin’s weekend deadline to take Luhansk is believed to have thrown attack plans for his commanders off track, as many troops have been deployed to the region and areas like Kherson are vulnerable to a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

Moscow has been desperately trying and failing to stem a steady flow of western arms and ammunition to Ukrainian troops, the US revealed.







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US defense officials hope a massive shipment of long-range artillery systems sent to Ukraine will transform Kiev’s fight against Russia to the east.

An unnamed official claimed that Ukraine’s withdrawal from Severodonetsk was a strategically smart move as it would allow them to build better defenses.

The source said: “By moving Ukrainian forces back from Severodonetsk, they are putting themselves in a position where they can better defend themselves.”

Britain plays a key role in getting arms into Ukraine via a hub in Germany, by land, sea and air, but the many routes are top secret.







A burning house after shelling in Severodonetsk in April
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Yesterday, after making repeated calls to the West for more weapons, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said American medium-range missile launchers had arrived.

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) are meant to be war-changing because they are precision guided, but local troops had to spend three weeks training in their use and getting them to the front line.

And it turns out that a staggering 18,871 Russian war crimes have been registered with Ukrainian prosecutors so far.

Prosecutors are actively trying to hunt down the assets and property of those in Russia, as many of them are in the Kremlin leadership or in the military.

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