How Ukrainian defenders left Sievierodonetsk in boats under cover of night

6/28/2022 1:45:00 AM

One of the last Ukrainian defenders of Sievierodonetsk said he withdrew in a boat, bitter to be leaving after weathering a weeks-long Russian onslaught on the ruined city but happy to be alive as he and others crossed the river to higher ground.

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One of the last Ukrainian defenders of Sievierodonetsk said he withdrew in a boat, bitter to be leaving after weathering a weeks-long Russian onslaught on the ruined city, but happy to be alive as he and others crossed the river to higher ground

One of the last Ukrainian defenders of Sievierodonetsk said he withdrew in a boat, bitter to be leaving after weathering a weeks-long Russian onslaught on the ruined city but happy to be alive as he and others crossed the river to higher ground.

RegisterThey spoke to Reuters in Sloviansk, a town some 60 km (35 miles) west of Sievierodonetsk that has now become one of Ukraine's key strongholds for its defence of the industrial Donbas heartland that Russia's assault is focused on capturing.

FEARS OF ANOTHER MARIUPOLAnton (R), a soldier who returned from Sievierodonetsk, poses for a picture with his friends, amid Russia's invasion of the country, in Slovyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica"There were a lot of civilians, soldiers and everything was moving towards us being encircled," Anton said, accusing Russia's army of using "scorched earth" tactics.

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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in eastRussian forces are seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk This has been a war of choice for the Ukraine, the United States, NATO and the European Union. So, what's happening with all those Billions Zelenksee received? Is it all going up his coke addicted nose, or going to his offshore acct? He's getting an arse whooping & his people killed. When's he gonna engage in peace talks? Russia is waiting. It's all up to him now. Ukraine is so 2022

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Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the eastRussia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.

Russian forces fully occupied the frontline eastern city on Saturday, both sides said, confirming Kyiv's biggest battlefield setback for more than a month following some of the war's bloodiest fighting.Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said the attempt by Ukrainian forces to turn the Azot plant into a “stubborn center of resistance” had been thwarted.By David Keyton and John Leicester Associated Press June 25, 2022, 8:33 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko shake hands during their meeting in St.Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians had been holed up.

"It was a shame of course because a lot of effort was put into defending it - it went on for months," Danylo, a 24-year-old soldier who said he was among almost the last to leave, said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that Russian and Moscow-backed separatist forces now control Sievierodonetsk and the villages surrounding it.com Register "But. Russia also launched dozens of missiles on several areas across the country far from the heart of the eastern battles.. But Oleksiy Arestovych, advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said some Ukrainian special forces are still in Sievierodonetsk, directing artillery fire against Russians which local police there said they had to suspend evacuation of people, Tass cites local Russian police.. He said the attempt by Ukrainian forces to turn the Azot plant into a"stubborn center of resistance" had been thwarted.

we're not too upset as we also want to live.5 billion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said ahead of a G7 meeting in Germany. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said late Saturday that Russian and Moscow-backed separatist forces now control Sievierodonetsk and the villages surrounding it." He and another soldier, Anton, who also left in the final days, described their pullback across the Siverskyi Donets river in interviews on Sunday. They spoke to Reuters in Sloviansk, a town some 60 km (35 miles) west of Sievierodonetsk that has now become one of Ukraine's key strongholds for its defence of the industrial Donbas heartland that Russia's assault is focused on capturing. But they need our backing to do so. "It was mostly under darkness for safety. He confirmed Saturday that the city had fallen to Russian and separatist fighters, who he said were now trying to blockade Lysychansk from the south. The locations of the crossings were constantly changed because they were also shelled," Danylo said. For live updates from. He confirmed Saturday that the city had fallen to Russian and separatist fighters, who he said were now trying to blockade Lysychansk from the south.

He said that, as far as he was aware, no one was killed in the pullback. FEARS OF ANOTHER MARIUPOL Anton said Sievierodonetsk's defenders feared a rerun of the encirclement of the Azovstal steel works in the southern port city of Mariupol, where hundreds of Ukrainian fighters holed up before eventually surrendering. The Russians and separatists control about half of Donetsk, the second province in the Donbas. 1/4 Anton (R), a soldier who returned from Sievierodonetsk, poses for a picture with his friends, amid Russia's invasion of the country, in Slovyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Read More In Sievierodonetsk, the Ukrainian forces were also pushed back to a sprawling industrial area, this time that of the Azot chemical plant. "There were a lot of civilians, soldiers and everything was moving towards us being encircled," Anton said, accusing Russia's army of using "scorched earth" tactics. Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk have been the focal point of a Russian offensive aimed at capturing all of the Donbas and destroying the Ukrainian military defending it — the most capable and battle-hardened segment of the country’s armed forces. There was no immediate comment on the claim from the Ukrainian side.

"If it was just infantry and an assault, we would still be able to defend, but their tactic is to destroy all the buildings, destroy everything there is and we just have nowhere to fortify, nowhere to conduct a positional war, nowhere to defend," he said. "They're just testing our endurance. There are no logical explanations for their actions, but they're just draining us, that's their whole tactic," he said. A separatist representative, Ivan Filiponenko, said earlier Saturday that its forces evacuated 800 civilians from the plant during the night, Interfax reported. Moscow denies targeting civilians in what it calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine. Kiev and the West accuse Russian forces of war crimes in a conflict that has killed thousands and sent millions fleeing abroad. Ukrainian military analyst Oleg Zhdanov said some of the troops were heading for Lysychansk.

Anton said the defenders were ordered to pull back because, due to heavy losses, there was no point in holding on. Some 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to the west, four Russian cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea hit a “military object” in Yaroviv, Lviv regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy said. He said he believed Russian forces had taken much heavier losses. "When you fight for every street .. The Lviv region, although far from the front lines, has come under fire at various points in the the war as Russia's military worked to destroy fuel storage sites.. The Lviv region, although far from the front lines, has come under fire at various points in the the war as Russia's military worked to destroy fuel storage sites.

every scrap of this land becomes your own home and you fight for it all. It's hard (the decision to withdraw), but that's the order and that means it's the right thing to do," he said. In the northwest, two missiles hit a service station and auto repair center in Sarny, killing three people and wounding four, the Rivne regional governor, Vitaliy Koval, said. Back in Sloviansk, Tatyana Khimeon, formerly a choreographer, said she was volunteering to distribute supplies including socks, wet wipes, body armour and helmets. "It's difficult for the boys when they leave occupied cities. So we smile and hug them to lighten the mood a bit," she said. In southern Ukraine along the Black Sea coast, nine missiles fired from Crimea hit the port city of Mykolaiv, the Ukrainian military said. Sarny is located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the border with Belarus.

"But in general their morale is good. We believe in them, we're hoping for them." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.” Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground before Russia invaded Ukraine, but its own troops have not crossed the border.com Register Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet Our Standards: .