Russian Forces Push to Extend Gains in Eastern Ukraine After Striking Kyiv
Russian invasion forces are pressing to expand recent gains in eastern Ukraine, seeking to surround the last major city in the eastern Luhansk region still under Kyiv’s control as Group of Seven leaders meet in Germany.
Aided by artillery and airstrikes, Russian troops are advancing from the south to blockade the city of Lysychansk, which abuts the recently seized Severodonetsk, Ukrainian officials said. The governor of Luhansk again asked civilians to evacuate Lysychansk.
The plodding yet persistent Russian advance adds to pressure on Western leaders meeting at two summits this week...