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Ukraine Could be Turning the Tide of War Again as Russian Advances Stall

By Liz Sly

28 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Ukrainian forces, with the help of new weapons from Western allies, have halted the Russian advance—marking a new turning point in the war. The Washington Post analyzes the latest developments.

KYIV, Ukraine - Russian advances in Ukraine have slowed almost to a standstill as newly delivered Western weapons help Ukrainian forces reclaim much of the advantage they had lost in recent months, opening a window of opportunity to turn the tide of the war in their favor again.

Russian troops have made no significant territorial gains since the Ukrainian retreat on July 2 from the eastern city of Lysyschank under withering artillery fire. The retreat gave Russia full control over Luhansk, one of the two oblasts, or regions, that make up the broader eastern Donbas area, and it marked Russia's only meaningful strategic success since its retreat from territory around Kyiv in April.

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