Ukrainian fighters in the industrial area of Sievierodonetsk on June 20. Remaining troops will retreat from the besieged city. Photo: Reuters
Ukrainian fighters in the industrial area of Sievierodonetsk on June 20. Remaining troops will retreat from the besieged city. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Ukraine forces to retreat from battleground city Sievierodonetsk to avoid encirclement

  • Retreat of Ukrainian troops from Sievierodonetsk brings Russia closer to one of its key war aims of capturing the Donbas region
  • The war is in a brutal attritional phase with Russian forces using overwhelming artillery firepower on Ukrainian defenders

Ukrainian fighters in the industrial area of Sievierodonetsk on June 20. Remaining troops will retreat from the besieged city. Photo: Reuters
Ukrainian fighters in the industrial area of Sievierodonetsk on June 20. Remaining troops will retreat from the besieged city. Photo: Reuters
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