Ukraine war: Russia claims to have 'liberated' Lysychansk but defence forces deny that Kremlin forces are in 'full control'
There are differing claims about the situation in the eastern Ukrainian city, days after Russian forces took control of Severodonetsk following fierce fighting.
Ukraine rejects Russian-backed separatists claim that Lysychansk is 'encircled'
Ukraine's army rejected Russian-backed separatists claim on Saturday that Lysychansk is encircled as fighting rages on in the fifth month of the Russian-Ukraine war.
Ukraine: Russian-backed separatists claim Lysychansk is surrounded — live updates
Ukraine's army has denied claims by Moscow-backed separatists to have encircled the city. The capture of Lysychansk would allow the Russians to push deeper into the eastern Donbas. DW has the latest.
Ukraine Denies Separatists' Claim Of An 'Encircled' Lysychansk, Says Fighting Rages On
Russian-backed separatists claim they have “completely” surrounded Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, but Ukrainian officials rejected the assertion and say its defenders are holding on in the key town on the Siverskiy Donets River.