Ukraine separatists claim they have encircled Lysychansk: Reports 


Ukrainian separatists backed by Russia Saturday said they had “completely” encircled the key city of Lysychansk in the eastern Lugansk region.

“Today the Lugansk popular militia and Russian forces occupied the last strategic heights, which allows us to confirm that Lysychansk is completely encircled,” Andrei Marotchko, a spokesman for the separatist forces, told the TASS news agency.


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