Fighting in a Chemical Factory – Sierodoneck cut off from the outside world
Fighting continues over the chemical plant in Sievjerodonetsk. About 500 civilians remain in the facility. The city is cut off from the outside world after three bridges to the city were destroyed. Russia offers an escape corridor. Overview.
Dfighting for the city Sheverodonezk last. The situation around the local chemical plant Azot is particularly difficult, the head of the city’s military administration Olexander Strjuk told Ukrainian television on Tuesday. About 540 to 560 civilians are reportedly staying in anti-aircraft shelters on the factory premises. “Certain stocks have been created at the Azot plant,” Strjuk said. In addition, the police and army provided the maximum possible assistance. The area is under constant fire.
According to Ukrainian sources, Russian forces controlled about 80 percent of the city. The attackers did not close the city, although they destroyed all three bridges to Sieverodonetsk, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hajday told the AP on Tuesday.
“There is still an opportunity to evacuate the wounded and communicate with the Ukrainian army and local people,” the governor said. After Monday’s destruction of the third and final bridge to the city, Hajdaj became even more pessimistic and declared that evacuations were impossible. Only the Ukrainian army still has limited access to the city.
Russia announced on Wednesday that it would set up an escape corridor for civilians – albeit on territory held by the Russian armed forces. The proposal from the Ukrainian side, residents of Kiev controlled the territory in the neighboring Lyssytschansk Moscow refused to let them escape.
According to the Russian RIA news agency, a spokesman for the pro-Russian separatists said that the Ukrainian soldiers were practically surrounded in Sievarodonetsk. You should give up or die.
More than three and a half months after the start of the war, Sievjerodonetsk is the last major city in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, which is still partly under the control of the Ukrainian army. The conquest of the whole territory is one of the main war goals of Moscow.
The assault in the area was also announced by the Ukrainian General Staff on Tuesday evening solo and another attack Ruby No. in the Kharkiv region.
Pro-Ukrainian separatists in eastern Ukraine reported several deaths on Monday in “massive” Ukrainian shelling of the city Donetsk reported. Four people were killed, including a child, according to the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.
According to information, “almost 300 missiles and artillery shells” hit Donetsk in two hours. Several residential areas were affected. An AFP reporter in the city heard five explosions on Monday morning.
Donetian separatist leader Denis Pushilin accused Ukrainian troops of “crossing all borders” by “bombing residential areas”. Other Allied forces, including from the Russian Federation, would now have to be mobilized to defend Donetsk.
Zelensky promises to recapture Crimea
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised his compatriots to reconquer the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia. “The Ukrainian flag will once again fly over Yalta and Sudak, over Jankoy and Yevpatoria,” Zelenskyj said in his evening video message in Kiev on Monday. “Of course we will liberate our Crimea as well.”
Russia occupied the Black Sea Peninsula militarily in 2014, when Ukraine was weakened after the change of power and unable to resist. Then an internationally unrecognized referendum took place and Crimea was annexed to Russia. Zelensky has always advocated a return to the peninsula, but rarely declared it as emphatically as a war goal.
The President called on the citizens of Ukraine to maintain contact with the Russian-occupied parts of the country, Donetsk or the Kharkiv region. These areas will also be liberated again, he said. “Tell them the Ukrainian army is sure to come!” In the east of the Donbas, the army is under pressure. In order to succeed, it urgently needs modern artillery from its foreign partners, Zelenskyj continued.
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