Russia Declares Victory in Luhansk
5 July 2022
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War in Ukraine
It is likely that the operation in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk was a deliberate attempt to slow the Russians and allow Ukrainian forces to escape and occupy new positions. This is evidenced by the forces that escaped Lysychansk,” Sam Cranny-Evans, a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, told Foreign Policy by email.