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Russia Declares Victory in Luhansk as Ukraine Withdraws from Lysychansk

HeadlineJul 05, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk after Russian forces overran the city of Lysychansk. Ukraine’s military says it organized a tactical retreat and will focus on preventing Russia from pressing west from the occupied Donbas region. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for the creation of a $750 billion postwar recovery plan for Ukraine, saying the rebuilding effort should be partially funded by Russian reparations and asset freezes.

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