Nearly Encircled, Ukraine’s Last Stronghold in Luhansk Resists Russian Onslaught – The Wall Street Journal

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SEVERODONETSK, Ukraine—The 26 people who live with four dogs and a cat in the basement of a funeral parlor in Severodonetsk, hiding from battles between Russian and Ukrainian forces that rage nearby, haven’t had news about the war for over a week.
That’s how long has passed since mobile-phone coverage disappeared in Severodonetsk and the rest of the Ukrainian-administered part of the Luhansk region. By then, electricity and water supplies were already gone. Groceries and all other shops had closed more than two months earlier, when rapidly advancing Russian troops were halted at Severodonetsk and cities abutting it.
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