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Russia Takes Two Villages Near Lischansk

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The Russian army has taken two villages near Lischansk, the governor of the Luhansk region reported.

 

The Russians have already almost completely controlled the nearby city of Severodonetsk and are increasingly targeting Lisichiansk.

British military intelligence said on Thursday that Russia is increasing pressure in the Lischansk and Severodonetsk areas. Since last week, Russian troops have advanced about 5 kilometres in the direction of Lischansk.

The Ukrainian army continues to fight for Severodonetsk and the captured villages of Zolote and Vovchoirovka, the governor said. In Severodonetsk only the site of a chemical factory is still in the hands of Ukraine, many civilians are also hiding there.

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