Ukraine troops withdraw from battlefield city: Governor

Ukrainian units likely withdrew ‘to avoid being surrounded’ as Russian troops advance towards Lysychansk, UK said

Ukrainian troops will withdraw from Severodonetsk in the face of a brutal Russian offensive that reduces the city to rubble on the battlefield, a senior Ukrainian official said Friday.

A representative of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine previously told AFP that the resistance of Ukrainian troops trying to defend Lysychansk and Severodonetsk was “pointless and pointless”.

Originally published as Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the city on the battlefield: Governor

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