Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

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Reuters

By Tom Balmforth and Marko Djurica KYIV/POKROVSK (Reuters) – Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine’s president, after the city fell in a major setback for Kyiv as it struggles to keep control of the country’s east. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend the evacuation of people from a chemical plant in Sievierodonetsk, just hours after Moscow’s forces took the city, Tass news agency quoted local police as saying. The fall of Sievierodonetsk, following weeks of some of the wa…

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