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Ukraine announced it had retaken the key eastern city of Liman.

Analysts described it as the most significant victory in weeks, paving the way for an even larger Ukrainian counter-offensive.

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The city was an important logistics center for the Russian army in the northern part of Donetsk.

According to some reports, battles are being fought for several more cities that fall within the territories that Putin has announced he is annexing.

Stoltenberg: Ukraine's progress in Liman shows it can repel Russian forces

The Ukrainian army is on the outskirts of Kremina and approaching Severodonetsk.

With the loss of Liman, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a Putin ally, called on Moscow to use low-yield nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

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