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  • After taking control of nearby Luhansk, the region’s governor warned that Russian soldiers are attempting to advance deeper into eastern Ukraine and take control of the entire Donetsk area, the Guardian reported. On Sunday evening, Ukraine’s military leadership acknowledged that its soldiers had been forced to withdraw from Lysychansk, the final stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk, and one of the two districts that make up the country’s eastern industrial heartland of Donbas.
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced a new aid package to Ukraine during a visit to the capital, Kyiv, according to the Washington Post. The Australian leader went to the surrounding towns of Bucha, Hostomel and Irpin, the sites of significant combat and also alleged atrocities against civilians committed by Russian forces in the early days of the conflict.
  • Leaders from dozens of countries and international organizations met Monday in the Swiss town of Lugano, where they aim to hash out a roadmap for Ukraine’s reconstruction as Russia’s war intensifies in the east of Ukraine, Radio Free Europe noted.

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