Russian Forces Push to Extend Gains as G-7 Leaders Promise More Aid to Ukraine

Russian 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.

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