Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Local residents gather near a shelter during a military strike in Lysychansk, Ukraine, on June 17.

Civilians in Lysychansk urged to evacuate as Russian forces close in

Civilians in Lysychansk have been urged to leave immediately as Russian forces gain ground in Ukraine’s last remaining town in the eastern Luhansk region. “Due to the real threat to life and health, we call for an immediate evacuation. The situation in the city is very difficult,” Serhiy Hayday, head of the Lugansk regional military …

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Live updates: Russia's war in Ukraine

Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

The United States has information that the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet “has orders to effectively blockade the Ukrainian ports of Odessa and Ochakiv,” a US official told CNN, citing what was described as recently declassified intelligence. According to this official, that intelligence also revealed indications that Russian forces are deploying mines in the Black …

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Ukraine may have endured its worst week since the fall of Mariupol

Ukrainian troops leave Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on June 21, as Ukraine says Russian shelling has caused “catastrophic destruction” in the eastern industrial city of Lysychansk. (Anatoly Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images) Ukrainian authorities have acknowledged the loss of several communities near the city of Lysychansk, the only conurbation in the Luhansk region that they still control. “The …

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