Ukraine loses battle for Severodnetsk but receives US shelling

  • Guided rocket systems with twice the range of other US-provided artillery arrived in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian forces outside Lysychansk are nearly surrounded this week after the Russians advanced 3 miles.
  • Zelensky is advocating for EU leaders ahead of a vote on Ukraine’s candidacy in Brussels.

LVIV, Ukraine-Ukrainian forces said they had pulled back from some areas outside the city of Lisichansk in the country’s eastern Donbass region and were besieged there by Russian troops. pressure to capture Strategic city of Severodnetsk.

According to the defense minister, the pullback comes as US-provided guided rocket systems – whose 48-mile range is expected to boost Ukraine’s firepower against Russian troops – arrived in the country. oleksey reznikov,