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Ukraine update: Counteroffensive in Donetsk area still advancing, HIMARS is all out of gum

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As kos reported earlier, Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from Severodonetsk on Thursday evening and as of Saturday all but a handful of troops are reportedly across the river in Lysyschansk. The last report still had Ukrainian forces holding out in the suburb of Borivske, but it can be expected—or at least hoped—that this force is small.

On the south of Lysychansk, Russian forces have reportedly moved into the edges of the city, but they’ll have to battle uphill through some closely spaced buildings if they want to proceed from that direction. On the west of the city, Russian forces have reportedly entered the area of the power plant at Verkhnokamyanka. That would be a threat to the power in Lysychansk … except it’s already out. The little pocket that extended down to Zolote a week ago is now extinguished.

To the southwest, Ukraine made an unexpected advance across a broad front, liberating a whole cluster of villages in the Donetsk region.

I’ve violated my own usual rules for coloring the map in leaving the whole area of advance as if in dispute, but I wanted to show just what a big........

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