Top U.S. General Milley says Donbas 'not lost yet'

Ukrainian service members fire a shell from a towed howitzer FH-70 at a front line, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Donbas Region, Ukraine July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Ukraine's eastern Donbas region has not yet been lost to the Russians, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

"No, it's not lost yet," U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said in a press briefing when asked by a reporter if the region was lost.

Moscow's military "tasks" in Ukraine now go beyond the eastern Donbas region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. read more

Reporting by Idress Ali in Washington; Sriting by Kanishka Singh; Editing by Mark Porter

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