Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk

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  • May 31, 2022
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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

  1. Catalonia            —                                  Spain
  2. Crimea      —                                 Hungary
  3. Mindanao    —                                Philippines
  4. Oromia     —                                Nigeria

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 4 only

Source: Times of India

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