Russia-Ukraine War News Live Updates: Ukraine says its troops have retaken ground from Russia in eastern city - The Economic Times

Ukraine said it clawed back a chunk of the industrial centre of Sievierodonetsk in combat that appeared to be stymieing a Russian drive to capture the ruined city, the focus of Moscow’s offensive to take the eastern Donbas region.Sergiy Gaidai, governor of Luhansk province, told national television that Ukrainian troops had retaken 20% of the territory they had lost in Sievierodonetsk.It was “not realistic” the city would fall in the next two weeks even though Russian reinforcements were being deployed, he said on Friday.The war that Western governments believed Russian planned to win within a few hours of its February invasion entered its 100th day on Friday. Thousands have died, millions have been uprooted from their homes and the global economy disrupted since Moscow’s forces were driven back from Kyiv in the first months of the conflict.Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Friday that Moscow was preventing Ukrainian ports from exporting grains, blaming rising global food prices on the West.

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