(LIVE) Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for July 6, 2022
- Severodonetsk-Lysychansk now both fully under Russian control;
- All territory that constituted Lugansk Oblast now under Russian-LPR control;
- Russian forces are now focused on Bahkmut and Slavyansk defense lines;
- US analysts claim Ukrainian HIMARS are having successes offering tactical vignettes to make up for strategic failures.
Guardian - Putin declares victory in Luhansk after fall of Lysychansk:
War on the Rocks - Ukraine and Russia Grapple with Relentless Battle and Attrition (claiming Ukraine may hold Lysychansk and Russia will run out of combat power to take Slavyansk):
https://warontherocks.com/2022/06/ukraine-and-russia-grapple-with-relentless-battle-and-attrition/ Institute for the Study of War - Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, July 3: https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-july- CNN - Ukrainian forces withdraw from Lysychansk, their last holdout in key region: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/03/europe/russia-ukraine-luhansk-lysychansk-intl/index.html NPR - Russia has control of a key eastern Ukrainian city: http…