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Ukraine denies claims from pro-Moscow separatists that key city of Lysychansk has fallen

Pro-Moscow separatists claim they have taken control Lysychansk in Ukraine’s eastern province of Luhansk.

Rodion Miroshnik (ambassador to Russia of the pro–Moscow Luhansk People’s Republic) stated that Lysychansk had been brought under control. It is still not freed, unfortunately.

Russian media showed footage showing Luhansk militia fighters marching through the streets waving flags, cheering and cheering.

Ruslan Muzychuk, spokesperson for Ukraine National Guard, stated that the city was still under Ukrainian control.

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He said, “Now there are fierce fights near Lysychansk. However, fortunately the city isn’t surrounded and is under control of the Ukrainian Army.”

This happens just days after Russian troops captured Lysychansk’s sister-city Severodonetsk on the other side of the Siverskiy Donets River.

Oleksiy Arestovych was a Ukrainian adviser and stated that Russian soldiers had crossed River and were heading towards Lysychansk, from the north.

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He stated, “This is in fact a threat. We will see.

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“I don’t rule out any of the possible outcomes.

“Things will become more clear in a few days.”

However, Mr Arestovych said that Russia could take Lysychansk if it wants to maintain control over the six cities it controls in the Donbas. This region is made up of Luhansk as well as Donetsk.

He said, “The more Western weapons are brought to the front of the conflict, the more favorable the picture for Ukraine.”

Other developments:

* Mr Zelenskyy, in his nightly address, praised the Ukrainian defenders and demanded that the truth about war be spread

According to The Association of Cities of Ukraine, eight leaders from Ukrainian cities and villages are held captive in Russia.

* Ukrainian forces have repelled Russian advances in Novomykhailivka and Bohorodychne.

* In the Odesa region, a Russian mine was detonated. One civilian was killed and another injured.

* Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed that Ukraine attempted to attack military facilities on Belarusian soil three days ago. However, he did not provide any evidence.

Russia claimed that it had attacked the army command posts at Mykolaiv near Odesa, near the Black Sea port of Odesa. Other reports also indicated that there were powerful explosions.

In the early hours Sunday morning, at least three people died in Belgorod (a Russian city close to the Ukrainian border).

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Vyacheslav Gladkov (the governor of Belgorod) stated that at least 11 apartments and 39 houses had been damaged.

The reports have not been commented upon by Ukraine.

This comes just days after a Russian attack in Odesa on Friday that killed at most 21 people. On Monday, a Russian attack in Kremenchuk killed at least 19.

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