Monday, July 4, 2022

Russian President Putin Orders The Military To Continue To Advance After Seizing Ukraine’s Lysychansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS  

Moscow Times: Putin Orders Advance to Continue After Russia Takes Ukraine’s Lysychansk 

President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia will continue pressing forward in eastern Ukraine after Kyiv ordered its forces to retreat from the strategic city of Lysychansk and Russian officials claimed control over the entirety of Ukraine’s Luhansk region. 

“Military units ... must carry out their tasks according to previously approved plans,” Putin said in a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, according to a Kremlin transcript. 

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Update #1: Putin congratulates Russian troops on 'liberating' Ukraine's Luhansk region (Reuters)  

Update #2: Putin declares victory in eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk (AP)  

WNU Editor: Russian military gains on the ground are continuing .... Ukraine: Russians cross Siverskyi Donets river after taking Lysychansk (UPI).

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