Ukraines president says conflict in the countrys east extremely difficult Russian victories in eastern Ukraine spark debate over course of war Russia takes small cities aims to widen east Ukraine battle
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Soldiers looks at the smoke coming from the oil refinery of Lysychansk. Lysychansk is an elongated city on the high right bank of the Donets River in the Luhansk region. The city is part of a metropolitan area that includes Severodonetsk and Rubizhne; the three towns constitute one of Ukraines largest chemical complexes. The town is now the frontline since the Russian destroyed the bridge connecting Severodonetsk to Lysychansk Russian troops are attacking the city and moving towards it. The main road that connects Lysychansk to Kramatorsk is occupied by Russian army. (Photo by Rick Mave / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
But a meeting of the legislative assembly of the Primorsky Krai region caused an uproar on Friday when a local lawmaker and member of the Communist faction in the legislature read out a statement urging the Kremlin chief to pull out Russian troops.