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Ukrainian troops withdraw from Sievierodonetsk; Zelenskyy thanks Biden for extra assistance

Added 06-24-22 08:35:02am EST - “Ukraine has told its forces to withdraw from Sievierodonetsk, an eastern city that's been the center of fighting for weeks.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Ukrainian troops withdraw from Sievierodonetsk; Zelenskyy thanks Biden for extra assistance”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ukraine has told its forces to withdraw from Sievierodonetsk, an eastern city that’s been the center of fighting for weeks.

The military concluded that Ukrainian troops were at risk of being encircled by Russian invaders who’ve battered their positions over and over.

“Remaining in positions that have been relentlessly shelled for months just doesn’t make sense,” Luhansk Gov. Serhiy Haidai said Friday on Ukrainian television.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is focusing his unprovoked assault on Ukraine in the eastern Donbas region after failing to take Kyiv early in the war that began Feb. 24.

The Russians have slowly taken control of territory in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine, including the devastated city of Mariupol as it builds a corridor from Russian territory to Crimea, which it annexed in 2014.

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