Ukraine loses ground in Battle of Severodonetsk but gains US firepower

  • Guided rocket systems with twice the range of other US-supplied artillery pieces have arrived in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian forces outside Lysychansk are nearly surrounded after the Russians advanced 3 miles this week.
  • Zelensky is lobbying EU leaders ahead of a vote in Brussels on Ukraine’s candidacy.

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces said they had withdrawn from some areas outside the town of Lysychansk in the eastern Donbass region and were surrounded by Russian troops rushing to capture the strategic city of Severodonetsk.

Withdrawal comes as US-supplied guided rocket systems – whose 48-mile range is expected to boost Ukraine’s firepower against Russian troops – have arrived in the country, defense minister says . Oleksii Reznikov.


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