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Ukraine says flashpoint city now largely under Russian control

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Lysychansk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Russian forces are now largely in control of the key eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk after fierce fighting, the region’s governor said Wednesday, as UN chief Antonio Guterres starkly warned the war’s impact on the world was worsening. The strategic city has become the focus of Russia’s offensive as it seeks to seize an eastern swathe of Ukraine, after being repelled from other parts of the country.  Moscow’s forces “control a large part of Severodonetsk. The industrial zone is still ours, there are no Russians there”, Sergiy Gaiday, governor of the Lugansk …

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