In News: Russia storms key city in eastern Ukraine
- Heavy fighting in Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk
- Ukrainian regional officials reported Russian forces “storming” Sievierodonetsk after trying unsuccessfully to encircle the city.
Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk
- Sievierodonetsk, located about 143 kilometres south of the Russian border, has emerged in recent days as the epicentre of Moscow’s quest to capture all of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region.
- Russia also stepped up its efforts to take nearby Lysychansk, where civilians rushed to escape persistent shelling.
- The two eastern cities span the strategically-important Siverskiy Donetsk river.
- They are the last major areas under Ukrainian control in Luhansk province, which makes up the Donbas together with neighbouring Donetsk.
Previous Year Questions (PYQs)
Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2018)
Regions sometimes mentioned in news Country
- Catalonia — Spain
- Crimea — Hungary
- Mindanao — Philippines
- Oromia — Nigeria
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
- 1, 2 and 3
- 3 and 4 only
- 1 and 3 only
- 2 and 4 only
Source: Times of India
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