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Russian Forces Advance in Eastern Ukraine, Capture Strategic Town of Lyman

HeadlineMay 27, 2022

Ukraine’s military retreated from several positions along the eastern front Thursday as Russian forces made slow but steady gains in a push to seize control of Ukraine’s Donbas region. Russia appears to have seized control of Lyman, a town with a strategically important railway junction. Meanwhile, the mayor of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine claimed Russia’s assault has killed 1,500 city residents while destroying over half of the city’s residential buildings. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia’s military of genocide, saying it was burning whole cities into ashes.

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