Ukrainian troops may pull back from Lysychansk front line to avoid encirclement — governor

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Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Ukrainian troops may pull back from Lysychansk front line to avoid encirclement — governor - Reuters

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Ukrainian troops may pull back from Lysychansk front line to avoid encirclement — governor - Reuters

KYIV (June 23): Ukrainian troops may need to pull back from the key frontline city of Lysychansk to avoid being encircled after Russian forces captured two villages to its south, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said on Thursday.The retreat of Ukrainian troops from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, the last two Ukrainian-held cities in Luhansk, would bring Moscow closer to one of its key war aims of capturing all of that region.Divided by a river, the cities have become a key battleground

A KYIV (June 23): Ukrainian troops may need to pull back from the key frontline city of Lysychansk to avoid being encircled after Russian forces captured two villages to its south, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said on Thursday.for the latest news you need to know.06- 23- 2022 08:12 PM Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Luxembourg following talks in Kyiv on June 21, 2022.× Copy URL The implementation of Undi18 and automatic voter registration last December has seen 18-year-olds casting their votes for the first time in the Johor polls in March.

The retreat of Ukrainian troops from Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, the last two Ukrainian-held cities in Luhansk, would bring Moscow closer to one of its key war aims of capturing all of that region.Divided by a river, the cities have become a key battleground in Russia's assault on the industrial heartland of Donbas and the fighting is nearing a"fierce climax," a top official said on Wednesday.Kyiv's ambassador to Ankara said in early June that Turkish buyers were among those receiving grain that Russia had stolen from Ukraine, adding he had sought Turkey's help to identify and capture individuals responsible for the alleged shipments.The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces on Thursday confirmed the loss of Rai-Oleksandrivka and Loskutivka, around 5 km (3 miles) from Lysychansk, and said that Russian troops were trying to surround Ukrainian forces there.Bennett has refrained from criticising Russia's invasion and stressed Israel's close ties with Moscow and Kyiv while his administration has not imposed sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.It did not say how it would respond, but Governor Gaidai said Ukrainian troops might have to pull back.The Kremlin reiterated today that it had not stolen any grain."In order to avoid encirclement, our command could order that the troops retreat to new positions," he said on national television.Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!.

"All of Lysychansk is within reach of their fire."We took each claim seriously and carried out investigations based on these claims.Zelenksy, who has family in Israel and visited the country several times, told Hebrew University in a video address that he has struggled to understand the Jewish state's soft approach towards Russia.It is very dangerous in the city." The Ukrainian military almost never shares details concerning its strategy, but chief commander of the armed forces Valery Zaluzhny conceded that Ukraine was having to make defensive adjustments."We are against Ukrainian grains or other goods being taken by Russia or any other nation and then illegitimately, illegally being sold to international markets, and we, as Turkey, will not allow these goods to come to us," Cavusoglu added."We are forced to conduct a mobile defence, to occupy more advantageous lines and positions," Zaluzhny said in an online post that did not name specific areas.“I am grateful to the people of Israel."The price of freedom is high.Kyiv has criticised Turkey's reluctance to impose sanctions on Russia since Moscow's Feb.

" In an evening update, the Ukrainian military said Russian forces backed up with additional reserves had resumed their offensive south of Lysychansk, after Ukrainian troops earlier pushed them back.Supply routes still open The war has entered a brutal attritional phase in recent weeks, with Russian forces concentrating overwhelming artillery firepower on this pocket of the Donbas, which Moscow claims on behalf of separatists.Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia also exports fertiliser and Ukraine corn and sunflower oil..Gaidai said Lysychansk could still be reached by road, allowing civilian evacuations to continue.Russia's TASS news agency had earlier cited Russian-backed separatists as saying the city was surrounded and cut off from supplies.The UN has appealed to both countries, as well as maritime neighbour Turkey, to create a sea corridor for Ukrainian grains to be exported from the Black Sea.Meanwhile a senior Ukrainian defence official said Ukrainian troops were holding out in a part of Sievierodonetsk, which is mostly controlled by Russian forces.Zelensky also recalled the historical bonds between Ukraine and Israel, a message he stressed in a March address to Israeli lawmakers.

Despite damage to supply routes, these troops could still receive weapons and ammunition and evacuate the wounded, said Oleksiy Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Department of the General Staff.Cavusoglu said today that Ankara was more focused on talks with Moscow at the moment to arrange a four-way meeting in Istanbul to discuss details of the plan.Britain's defence ministry said on Thursday Russia's recent advances were putting the Ukrainian forces holding out in Lysychansk-Sieverodonetsk under increasing pressure."However, its (Russia's) efforts to achieve a deeper encirclement to take western Donetsk Oblast (region) remain stalled," the ministry said in a daily update on Twitter.“Why we have this miscommunication, misunderstanding with representatives of the government, I don’t know.Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.

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