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externalDefense Ministry: 'Decisive battles' near Sievierodonetsk, as Russia aims to reach borders of Luhansk Oblast by June 26.

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June 20, 2022 4:34 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

According to Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar, Russia has gathered almost all of its forces to storm the settlements surrounding Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, and to break through Ukrainian forces' defenses and surround them. “Our troops are doing everything possible to hold these territories and prevent the encirclement,” Maliar said as quoted by the Ukrainska Pravda media outlet.

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