Ukraine War: Lysychansk, the last remaining Eastern stronghold, could soon fall, Zelenskyy advisor predicts

Lysychansk, in the Eastern province of Luhansk, could fall as Russian forces continue their assault on the city and look to complete their siege of its sister city Sievierodonetsk, according to Zelenskyy adviser Oleksiy Arestovych.

The two Ukrainian cities are separated by the Siverskyi Donets River, with Sievierodonetsk in the north and Lysychansk to the south. Last month, President Zelenskyy said the two cities stood in the way of total Russian control in the region.

LYSYCHANSK, UKRAINE -- JUNE 13, 2022: A view of Severodonetsk, as seen from Lysychansk, Ukraine, Monday June 13, 2022. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

LYSYCHANSK, UKRAINE — JUNE 13, 2022: A view of Severodonetsk, as seen from Lysychansk, Ukraine, Monday June 13, 2022. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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