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Ukraine news live: Kremlin could force businesses to supply army; Russia 'has won last victory on Ukrainian soil'; momentum 'likely to swing' in Ukraine's favour

Ukraine latest as Kyiv vows the victory in Lysychansk will be Russia's last - and a law that would force Russian businesses to supply the army passes the first stage in the country's parliament.

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Kidnappings and arbitrary detention of civilians 'widespread' in Ukraine

At least 270 cases of civilians being taken by Russian forces have been documented since the invasion began, the UN has said.

"Despite restrictions on access, we have documented 270 cases of arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance. Eight of the victims were found dead," UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet said.

Meanwhile, Ukraine's deputy foreign minister Emine Dzhaparova accused Russia of kidnappings on a "massive" scale.

The UN human rights office has not been given access to territory occupied by Russian forces.

Moscow has said the UN claims were part of a disinformation campaign to "cover up the crimes of the Kyiv regime".

Russia accused of 'business raiding' and 'grain theft' in occupied region

Ukraine's presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has given an update on the Kherson region, which is under Russian control. 

He said the region is being governed by Russian citizens and FSB employees, accusing the occupiers of "business raiding" and "grain theft". 

A growing list of evidence suggests Russia is illegally taking Ukrainian resources - and you can read our investigation into this here.

UK looking into increasing size of armed forces as some areas 'deeply inadequate'

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has indicated the size of Britain's armed forces could increase in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Taking questions from the Defence Committee, he said: "If the decision was to be made to increase the size of the army, if the decision was to be made, do not be surprised if it is not in the cavalry or the infantry. It is quite interesting how attached people are to platforms.

He said lessons had been learned from the war in Ukraine that more investment was needed in electronic warfare and air defence, both areas he described as "deeply inadequate".

"I have made it perfectly clear that we took, before Russia invaded Ukraine, we took a decision that there would be a dip, sort of a sunset and sunrise, in capabilities," he said.

He continued: "The threat has changed, so I take a view that some of those areas we were prepared to take a risk in, are areas we should not be prepared to take that risk, and therefore have I made no secret of the fact that that is a place we would look for more money or more investment."

Boris Johnson previously said the UK will likely be spending 2.5% of GDP on defence by the end of this decade.

What it's like in Ukraine's second largest city

The Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has been coming under heavy fire, with shells hitting the area every day.

Although Ukrainian troops have been holding their positions on the outskirts, they have suffered heavy casualties.

They have been using M777 Howitzers sent from the US to hit back at Russian forces.

Only a few people remain in Kharkiv's North Saltivka neighbourhood, which has been heavily bombarded and has left most blocks of flats and houses with critical damage.

No water, gas or electricity are available in most of the houses and there is also little food to survive. 

'No doctors left in Mariupol' as only '3% of residents have access to water'

A Ukrainian politician has described the dire situation in the besieged city of Mariupol, which remains under Russian control. 

While attention has turned to fierce fighting elsewhere in the Donbas region, residents of the city are reportedly suffering under horrific conditions.

Petro Andryushchenko, an advisor to Mariupol's mayor, said only up to 3% of people in the city have access to water. 

Many people are being forced to walk for miles to queue up at water collection points, which include sewer wells, Mr Andryushchenko said. 

Warning of a "water crisis", he said "water of minimum acceptable quality is not available in the city". 

Meanwhile, he was also quoted as saying there are no doctors left in Mariupol after Russian health workers left. 

Olena Halushka, a writer and political commentator, said the combination of a lack of healthcare and drinking water, "chaotic burials" and heat was "terrifying".

Moscow names area near British embassy after so-called Luhansk People's Republic

An area of Moscow that houses the British embassy has been named the Square of the Luhansk People's Republic, according to Russian news agency Interfax. 

The move comes after the street housing the US embassy was renamed after the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic - a not-so-subtle dig at Russia's detractors. 

The so-called Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic are areas of Ukraine currently controlled by pro-Russian separatists. 

Russia is the only country that has recognised the breakaway regions. 

The decision to rename the area came as Russia declared victory in the Luhansk region, having taken over its major cities. 

KFC restaurants in Russia set to be bought

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February saw a plethora of companies pulling out of the country as few wanted to be seen to be doing business with Moscow.

But finalising their withdrawal has taken longer, with some still finding their products are being sold through a third party or franchises.

Yum Brands Inc, which owns KFC, said it is in advanced talks to sell its restaurants and franchise rights to a local buyer in Russia.

After this, the company plans to fully exit the country.

It also said it had completed the sale of its Pizza Hut business to a local operators who is rebranding the restaurants.

Last month, McDonald's restaurants reopened their doors in Russia under the new name Vkusno & tochka, which translates as "Tasty and that's it".

The outlets were also bought by a local buyer.

Ukraine 'retakes town in Donetsk'

Unconfirmed reports suggest Ukrainian forces have retaken the town of Solodke. 

The town is midway between the cities of Donetsk and Volnovakha in the eastern region of Donetsk. 

For context: Parts of the Donetsk region have been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, with fierce fighting taking place between the separatists and Ukrainian forces.

The battles have intensified during Russia's invasion in Ukraine, particularly since Moscow focused its efforts on the Donbas region (made up of Donetsk and Luhansk).

What Russians are being told about the invasion

"We have been waiting for you for so long" is the headline from Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, apparently a quote from the "liberated" people of Lysychansk as they emerged from their cellars, writes our Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay.

According to the Russian narrative, this is a liberation. A special military operation (don't mention the word "war") where preserving the lives of Russian troops and the protection of civilians is the top priority, per defence minister Sergei Shoigu today.

Of course, no word on Russian casualties as he reeled off Ukrainian losses. There's been no Russian casualty update since March and no official designation for the missing either. Not much comfort for those families who feel they really should have heard something from their sons and brothers on the frontline by now.

Now Luhansk is taken, the narrative has moved on. Vladimir Putin has ordered those troops involved in the Luhansk offensive to rest up and regroup while the Zapad (West) and Vostok (East) divisions (perhaps but not necessarily the reason for the infamous Z and V markings) push on in the direction of Donetsk.

Because what the Russian people must take away from this is that everything is on track. The special military operation is going according to plan, so Russians can enjoy the summer sunshine without worrying too much about their army's activities next door.

Russia claims it has killed 170 foreign fighters in last 10 days

Defence minister Sergei Shoigu has claimed that "170 foreign mercenaries" have been killed in Ukraine over the last 10 days.

He is referring to those fighting alongside Ukrainian troops, although the claim cannot be independently verified.

Mr Shoigu said Russia's invasion would continue until all its goals have been met, which included removing the "threat to the security of civilians".

Russia has repeatedly and falsely claimed that Ukraine is committing "genocide" against Russian-speaking citizens in its eastern Donbas region.