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Ukraine Confirms Withdrawal of Its Forces from Lysychansk

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Last Updated: July 03, 2022, 23:53 IST

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A Ukrainian serviceman commands as a tank rides on a truck on the road, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine (Image: Reuters)

A Ukrainian serviceman commands as a tank rides on a truck on the road, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine (Image: Reuters)

The continuation of the defence of the city would lead to fatal consequences. In order to preserve the lives of Ukrainian defenders, a decision was made to withdraw, Ukraine's military command said

Ukrainian forces have been forced to withdraw from the eastern city of Lysychansk, Kyiv’s last stronghold in the Luhansk region, Ukraine’s military command said on Sunday.

“The continuation of the defence of the city would lead to fatal consequences. In order to preserve the lives of Ukrainian defenders, a decision was made to withdraw,” it said in a statement on social media.

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first published:July 03, 2022, 14:50 IST
last updated:July 03, 2022, 23:53 IST