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Russia Blows Up Bridge Over Ukrainian River, Cutting Escape Route

Russian forces have blown up a bridge linking the embattled Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk with its twin city of Lysychansk across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians.

In a statement, the governor of Luhansk province, Serhiy Gaidai, said the Ukrainian and Russian forces are still fighting street-by-street there.

He said Sievierodonetsk city has become epicenter of the battle for control over Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas.

Russian forces have taken most of the city but Ukrainian troops remain in control of an industrial area and chemical plant where hundreds of civilians are sheltering.