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  • Russia claimed to have captured the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and the entire frontline Luhansk region.
  • The gains claimed by Russia would mark a decisive breakthrough for Moscow’s forces seeking control of eastern Ukraine.
  • Lysychansk had been the last major city in the Luhansk area of the Donbas still in Ukrainian hands and its capture would signal a deeper push into the eastern region


  • The heaviest Russian shelling was reported in the region


  • Russia accused Ukraine of firing three cluster missiles at the city of Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border.
  • Belgorod, city and administrative centre of Belgorod oblast (region), western Russia.
  • Located near the Russia-Ukraine border, Belgorod lies along the upper Donets River where it is crossed by the Moscow-Kharkiv (Ukraine) and Sumy–Donets Basin railways.

Source: The Hindu

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs: (2022)

Regions in News             Country

  1. Anatolia – Turkey
  2. Amhara – Ethiopia
  3. Cabo Delgado – Spain
  4. Catalonia – Italy

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs

Q.2) Consider the following pairs: (2018)

Regions sometimes mentioned in the 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

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