War: Russian forces sustain losses in battle with Ukraine – UK Defence Ministry

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Russian forces have sustained losses after taking control of most of Severodonetsk amid the ongoing war against Ukraine.

The UK Defence Ministry stated this in a series of tweets on its Twitter account on Thursday morning while providing the latest update on the situation in Ukraine.

It tweeted: “Russia has taken control of most of Severodonetsk. The main road into the Severodonetsk pocket likely remains under Ukrainian control but Russia continues to make steady local gains, enabled by a heavy concentration of artillery. This has not been without cost, and Russian forces have sustained losses in the process.

“It is likely Russia will need at least a short tactical pause to re-set for opposed river crossings and subsequent attacks further into Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian armed forces have prepared defensive positions.”

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Both Russia and Ukraine have been fighting for over three months as of today and many casualties have been recorded as a result of the conflict.

Russia President, President Vladimir Putin, had in February ordered the invasion of Ukraine due to some political differences between both neighbouring nations.

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