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Russia claims to have ‘liberated’ the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk


The eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk is now virtually under Russian control claims Moscow after Ukrainian forces retreat.


Russian forces have claimed this evening, Sunday, July 3, to be in almost total control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk. The Ministry of Defence in Moscow said its military has ‘liberated’ the city after a prolonged battle.

According to Sky News, Ukraine’s military command confirmed: “The continuation of the defence of the city would lead to fatal consequences”, it declared on social media. They added, “In order to preserve the lives of Ukrainian defenders, a decision was made to withdraw”.

A post on Twitter two hours ago from the Kyiv Independent seems to beg to differ though

Moscow is believed to have already diverted a large chunk of its military forces 30km west to the Donetsk city Seversk. According to a tweet from a news source on Twitter, the latest statement from the Luhansk People’s Republic read: “The battles for Seversk have already begun”.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at

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