Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

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(Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have been ordered to withdraw from the key battleground city of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of fierce street fighting, in order to limit more casualties and regroup, but the move will be seen by Russia as a significant victory. FIGHTING * Ukraine officials said troops in Sievierodonetsk ordered to withdraw, very little left to defend in the bombed-out eastern city, where hundreds of civilians remain trapped in a chemical plant. * Sievierodonetsk’s twin Lysychansk to become the next main focus of fighting. Pro-Russian leader says it would take another week and a hal…

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