Zelenski vows to retake Lysychansk as Ukrainian troops retreat

Al Jazeera English reports: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenski has acknowledged that his forces have withdrawn from the bombed-out city of Lysychansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk province. But he pledged late on Sunday to regain control of the lost territory with the help of long-range Western weapons. Russia said its capture of Lysychansk less than a week after taking neighbouring Severdonetsk gave it full control of Luhansk – a political win that meets a key Kremlin war goal. The battlefield focus now shifts to the neighbouring Donetsk province which, together with Luhansk, makes up what is known as the Donbas region.

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