Zelenskiy adviser concedes key bastion could fall in eastern Ukraine

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By Pavel Polityuk, Simon Lewis and Nick Starkov KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting intensified at the weekend for Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy conceded the city could fall. Russian forces seized Lysychansk’s sister city Sievierodonetsk on the opposite side of the Siverskiy Donets river last month, after some of the heaviest fighting of the war. Rodion Miroshnik, ambassador to Russia of the pro-Moscow self-styled Luhansk People’s Republic, told Russian television “Lysychansk h…

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