Map of Ukraine’s regions annexed by Russia

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Earlier this month, Ukrainian forces staged a stunning counteroffensive in the northern Kharkiv region, routing Russian troops from the city of Izyum. Now they are focused on the nearby town of Lyman in Donetsk, where the local pro-Kremlin leader, Denis Pushilin, said Russian and Russian-backed forces were “semi-surrounded” by the Ukrainians.

A Ukrainian victory in Lyman, part of a key logistics route for Russia, would mark a humiliating political and military setback for Moscow.

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