The Russians also taking control of Lysychansk would effectively give them control of the wider Lugansk region, and allow them to push further into the wider Donbas.
Russia also launched missile attacks on areas far from the heart of the eastern battles.
"Civil disobedience attracts more attention than demonstrations," said sociologist Dieter Rucht.
"Today's strike is directly linked to Kremlin efforts to pull Belarus as a co-belligerent into the war in Ukraine," the Ukrainian intelligence service said on Telegram.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra on Friday hinted that the central bank might be thinking of a halt in policy rate hike.
A news report last month said that Nike had ended its relationship with Inventive Retail Group, its largest franchisee in the country.
He said these countries "using financial mechanisms, in fact, shift their own mistakes in macroeconomic policy onto the whole world".
The US sports apparel giant is among a growing list of Western companies, including McDonald's and Starbucks, that decided to pull out of Russia over Ukraine.
Zelensky's speech four months into Russia's war on Ukraine comes amid a fresh political crisis in Israel that will likely see Naftali Bennett replaced as PM by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid within days.
Diary of 12-year-old Ukrainian girl penning her journey from war-torn Kharkiv to Dublin to be released
"You Don't Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine" by Ukrainian refugee Yeva Skalietska is scheduled to hit bookstores in October.
For weeks, Russian forces have pummeled Sievierodonetsk with artillery and air raids, and fought the Ukrainian army house-to-house.
India's economy grew 8.7 per cent in the last fiscal (2021-22) against a 6.6 per cent contraction in the previous year.
They include museums and monuments, churches and other religious buildings, and libraries and other exceptional buildings, said UNESCO.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had been conducting a "telephone marathon" on his country's behalf in the run-up to the meeting, making his case to 11 European leaders.
The decision is part of the implementation of the sixth set of sanctions adopted by the European Union, which bans all business and public relations consultancy services.