Russia’s military has taken “complete control” of Sevrodonsk, another key Ukrainian city, after weeks of fighting.
According to the French Media, the mayor of Sevrodonsk has confirmed the Russian occupation of the city.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has entered its fifth month and the capture of Sevrodonsk is a major strategic victory for Moscow.
Russia is seeking full control of eastern Ukraine.
Pro-Moscow separatists say Russian troops and their allies have also entered Lysichank.
If Russia seizes the city, it will take control of the entire Luhansk region of Donbass.
“Fighting continues in the streets,” said Andrei Maruchko, a separatist spokesman.
Ukrainian officials said they were withdrawing troops from Severodonsk to prevent further killings.
In a video message, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said his cities, including Sverdlovsk, would be recaptured from Russian occupation.
Russia launched missile strikes on Ukraine on Saturday. At least three people have been killed in the town of Sarni, while others are feared buried in the rubble.
Russia denies targeting civilians, while Kiev and Western nations say Russian troops have committed war crimes against civilians.
Leo’s governor says six missiles have been fired from the Black Sea at a military base near the Polish border.
He said four missiles were fired at their target while two were destroyed.
Russia has also stepped up attacks in the northern city of Kharkiv in recent days.
Russia also fired missiles into the central part of Kharkiv, but no casualties were reported.
The war in Ukraine has affected the global economy and the security of Europe. The war has also pushed up gas and oil prices.
Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion, and most have moved to Poland.
Foreign fighters are also fighting in Ukraine. Russia claims its army has killed at least 80 Polish fighters in Donetsk.