Washington downplays Ukrainian retreat from Severodonetsk

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday played down the importance of Ukrainian forces’ retreat from the strategic city of Severodonetsk, with the Pentagon emphasizing the cost to Russia “for this very small, very incremental gain.” “What (the Ukrainian troops) are doing is putting themselves in a position where they can better defend themselves,” a senior Pentagon official told reporters on condition of anonymity. “The Russians … Continue reading Washington downplays Ukrainian retreat from Severodonetsk