(CNN) — The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is “completely under Russian occupation,” the city’s head of military administration said Saturday, following months of grueling and bloody fighting. On the southern front, the Ukrainian military reported that a Russian assault to recover previously lost ground in Kherson had been repulsed. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops in the eastern city of Lysychansk are under growing pressure from Russian forces that have taken territory to the south of the city. Hayday said Russian forces tried to enter Lysychansk from the south and to surround the city — and had also carried out an airstrike on the city. The Russian goal appears to be to cut off Ukrainian forces in a pocket of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
Source: CNN June 26, 2022 01:38 UTC