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Russian Troops Leave Key Eastern Ukraine Town in Latest Setback

  • Lyman’s fall comes day after Kremlin annexed occupied areas
  • Chechen strongman, a Putin ally, urges more ‘radical’ action
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Ukrainian forces on Saturday recaptured a strategic town in the country’s east after forcing Russian troops there to pull out, the second major victory in weeks and one that challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim to have annexed the area the day before.