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Ukraine war updates: Ukraine retakes part of a region Russia claims to annex (Oct. 3)

Added 10-03-22 03:07:02pm EST - “Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Ukraine war updates: Ukraine retakes part of a region Russia claims to annex (Oct. 3)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Soldiers prepare to fire BM-21 Grad rocket launcher toward Russian positions in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Monday. Russia intends to annex Donetsk but Ukrainian forces retook Lyman, a strategic city in the region, on Saturday. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Soldiers prepare to fire BM-21 Grad rocket launcher toward Russian positions in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Monday. Russia intends to annex Donetsk but Ukrainian forces retook Lyman, a strategic city in the region, on Saturday.

Russia's parliament will ratify its attempted annexation of four Ukrainian territories, widely condemned internationally as illegal. On Monday, the lower house unanimously approved it. The upper house is expected to pass it on Tuesday.

Following Ukraine's recapture of Lyman in the east, Ukrainian forces appeared to break through Russian lines in the south on Monday.

Sept. 26: The first troops called up in Russia's new mobilization in Ukraine arrived at military bases, many with no prior training and with few trainers on hand, according to British defense intelligence. Putin later said "mistakes" in the call-up should be corrected.

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