Sun headline: RUSSIAN RETREAT Putin’s troops raise white flag & ABANDON key city in face of Ukrainian onslaught as Russia admits forces ‘regrouping’
Tariq TahirIsaac CrowsonKatie Davis
17:24, 10 Sep 2022Updated: 0:02, 11 Sep 2022
Russian forces had fought hard to capture Izium early in the war.
It was used as the logistics base for one of their main campaigns - a months-long assault from the north on the adjacent Donbas region.
The Russian defeat could prove to be a decisive turning point in the six-month war, with thousands of Russian soldiers abandoning their ammunition stockpiles and equipment as they flee.