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Zelenskyy's adviser states that a major fortress in eastern Ukraine could fall to Russians

On weekends, Lysychans'k, the last major fortress in Ukraine in the strategic eastern stateLuhansk, and Wo, an adviser to the President. The battle of Rodimilzerenskyhas intensified. The city may collapse.

Last month, Russian troops occupied the sister city of Lysychans'k, Sievierodonetsk, on the other side of the Siverskyi Donets River after the fierce battle of the war.

Pro-Moscow's self-proclaimed Russian ambassador to the People's Republic of Luhansk, Rodion Miloshnik, told Russian television that "Lysychans'k was under control" but "unfortunately it has not been released yet." Added.

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Russian media attacks Luhansk militia The video of the parade was aired on the streets of Lysychans'k, waving a flag and cheering, but Ukrainian National Guard spokesman Luslan Musicuchk told Ukrainian television that the city remained in the hands of Ukraine.

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"Currently there is a fierce battle near Lysychansik, but fortunately the city is not surrounded. , Under the control of the Ukrainian army, "Muzychuk said.

Zelenskiy's adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said Russian troops have finally crossed the Siverskiy Donets River and are approaching the city from the north.

"This is certainly a threat. We will see. I do not rule out one of the many results here. Things will be much clearer within a day or two. Probably, "he said.

"If Lysychans'k is robbed, it will be more difficult for the Russians to continue the attack strategically. The front will be flatter and the attack will occur from the front rather than from the side. "

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He Occupation of the six major cities in the industrialized eastern Donbus region, where the Russians said they had to concentrate, would make each of them even thinner.

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"The more Western weapons come to the fore, the more favorable the situation for Ukraine will change," he said. Said.

Ukraine has repeatedly sought more weapons from the West, saying its troops have been severely defeated.

Elsewhere, Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevic reported a powerful explosion in the city on Saturday, adjacent to the important Black Sea port of Odesa.

"Stay in the shelter." He wrote in his telegram messaging app when the air raid siren sounded.

Russia has been accused of escalating assaults with civilian bombing campaigns in Ukraine

The cause of the blast is not immediately clear However, Russia hit the military command post that later said it.

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Reuters was unable to independently verify the battlefield report.

Ukrainian officials said a missile crashed into an apartment near Odesa on Friday, killing at least 21 people. A shopping mall was attacked in the central city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 19 people.

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Zelensky accused Friday's strike of being "conscious." It is intentionally targeted at Russian terrorism, not any error or accidental missile attack.

'Very difficult road'

In a Saturday night television speech, Zelensky said it would be a "very difficult road" to victory. But Ukrainians must maintain their determination and inflict losses on "invaders ... remember that all Russians cannot defeat Ukraine".

Kyiv states that Moscow intensified missile attacks on cities far from the main battlefields in the east and deliberately attacked civilian territories. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops on the Eastern Front portray intense bombardment in residential areas.

Thousands of civilians have been killed and the city leveled since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th. Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, denied that Russia was targeting civilians.

Russia has sent Ukrainian troops from Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts in Donbas, where Moscow-backed separatists have fought against Kieu since Russia's first military intervention in Ukraine in 2014. I'm trying to get rid of it.

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Approximately 115km of market town, troops (72 miles) west of Lysychansk during a break from battles and remarks in Constiantinifka, to a confused city so far, despite the bombing of Russia. He said he was able to keep the supply road open.

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"I'm still using the road because I need it, but it's within the range of Russian artillery." Said one soldier, whose companion was relaxed nearby. , Munch on sandwiches and eat ice cream.

"The current Russian tactic is to bombard the building where they are. When they destroy it, they move on to the next," he said. rice field.

A Reuters reporter saw an unexploded missile dropped on the ground in a residential area on the outskirts of Kramatorsk on Saturday night.

Russia is trying to control Ukraine's main base, Sieviero Donetsk – June 13, 2022

Missiles A block that fell into the woods between the towers of a house. Early in the evening, a cannon fire and several major explosions were heard in central Kramatorsk.

Ukrainian troops have been abused in the east, but have forced Russia to withdraw from Snake Island, the Black Sea outpost southeast of Odesa occupied by Moscow at the beginning of the war. Some progress has been made in the place.

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Russia is one of the world's largest grain exporters and a major producer of vegetable oil seeds in Ukraine Used Snake Island to block. The turmoil has helped raise global grain and food prices.

Russia, also a large grain producer, has blamed the crisis of western sanctions that are hurting its exports.
(Report by Reuters bureaux, written by Lincoln Feast, Edmund Blair, Ron Popeski, David Brunnstrom;)

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