In May another Japanese army landed on the Liaodong Peninsula, and on May 26 it cut off the Port Arthur garrison from the main body of Russian forces in Manchuria.The Japanese then pushed northward, and the Russian army fell back to Mukden (now (August 25), south of Mukden.The war began on February 8, 1904, when the main Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack and siege on the Russian naval squadron at Port Arthur.In March the Japanese landed an army in Korea that quickly overran that country.To make sure that the benefits of Russia's WTO accession are realised, it is important that all the commitments are implemented correctly.The EU as a strong supporter of the multilateral regime will work towards this goal.
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Russia thereby entered into occupation of the peninsula, even though, in concert with other European powers, it had forced Japan to relinquish just such a right after the latter’s decisive victory over China in the (1891–1904), it still lacked the transportation facilities necessary to reinforce its limited armed forces in Manchuria with sufficient men and supplies.
After long and stubborn fighting and heavy casualties on both sides, the Russian commander, General , broke off the fighting and withdrew his forces northward from Mukden, which fell into the hands of the Japanese.
Losses in this battle were exceptionally heavy, with approximately 89,000 Russian and 71,000 Japanese casualties.