BREAKING: Massive withdrawal of Ukrainian army from Donbass region
Great successes for Putin’s army in Donbass. Ukrainian troops are retreating. Now the city of Svitlodarsk is also in Russian hands.
The city of Svitlodarsk, which used to have 12,000 inhabitants, is located in Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine. After Russian troops advanced from the south, the city could no longer be held.
Massive Ukrainian withdrawal in Donbas continues.
Hours ago, the Ukrainian army surrendered the city of Svitlodarsk (formerly 12.000 inhabitants) to Russian invasion forces.
The settlement became undefendable after the Russian breakthrough south of Popasna. pic.twitter.com/eD2eEnM8q1
— Julian Röpcke🇺🇦 (@JulianRoepcke) May 24, 2022
Pictures from the city show the city’s town hall being taken by Russian soldiers. They let the Russian flag wave on it.