Ukraine orders tactical withdrawal from Severodonetsk

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from the city of Severodonetsk as the battlefield in the east of the country heads towards Russia.

The main city on the battlefield has been under siege for months as Ukrainian officials call it a tactical withdrawal.

β€œIt makes no sense to stay in the destroyed positions, because the number of casualties in poorly fortified areas will increase every day,” said Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Luhansk region.