So That’s Settled

ITEM: Ukraine’s president says the outcome of the battle for Sievierodonetsk will “decide the fate” of the entire Donbas region.

ITEM: Ukrainian troops may soon have to retreat from a key eastern city, the region’s governor and Western military analysts have said, as Russian advances force them back.

ITEM: Ukraine’s fortunes in defending Sievierodonetsk took a turn for the worse Wednesday, with its troops forced to retreat to the outskirts of the eastern industrial city in the face of a fierce Russian attack.