Dhe city Ševjerodonezk According to its Ukrainian mayor Olexander Strjuk, eastern Ukraine is now “completely” occupied by Russian troops. “He’s trying to create his own order.” As far as I know, they appointed a commander, “Strjuk said on Ukrainian television. It was not stated where Strjuk was staying.
“After the withdrawal of our troops, the enemy established itself in Sieverodonetsk,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in the evening in Kiev. This is also the case of two suburbs and Syrotyne, a village west of Metjolkine.
On Friday, the Ukrainian authorities announced the withdrawal of the Ukrainian army from the city. The conquest of Sierodonetsk in the Luhansk region is strategic for Russia to conquer the entire Donbas, which includes the Donetsk region.
Around the same time as the mayor’s announcement, the pro-Russian separatists announced that their troops and the Russian army were in control of the complex. Asot-Chemiefabrik taken in Sieverodonetsk. More than 800 civilians seeking refuge there were “evacuated,” separatist spokesman Ivan Filipenko said in the Telegram online service.
About 70 percent of the buildings in Sievjerodonetsk are now damaged. For the 9,000 people in the city, which once had more than 100,000 inhabitants, there is no electricity or gas.
According to its military intelligence service, Ukraine has grouped its troops in the city area Lyssytschansk, located opposite the Sierodonetsk on the other bank of the river Seversky Donetsk. According to pro-Russian separatists, troops also advanced to Lysychansk on Saturday. The Russian army and militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic marched into the city, said Andrej Maroško, a representative of pro-Russian separatists, in the Telegram online service. “There are street fights going on right now.”
Now there is a danger that Russian troops will then move further west Kramatorsk and Slovenian focused on the final conquest of the entire Donbass region, the industrial heart of Ukraine. Donbas has been partly under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014, who proclaimed the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic there.
Adviser to Ukrainian President Oleksiy Arestovich said he did not expect Russian troops to occupy the entire Donetsk region. That would require the conquest of four cities, according to the portal strana.news. The Slovjansk – Kramatorsk conurbation is considered to be particularly well fortified, where a good half a million people lived before the war. The headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is located in the Donbas area.
Kyiv reports shelling from a neighboring country
From the north, Ukraine reported rocket attacks near cities on Saturday Zhytomyr, Chernihiv and Kharkov. Russian forces have fired nearly 30 missiles at military infrastructure facilities near Zhytomyr, said Governor Vitaly Bunko. Almost ten missiles were captured and destroyed. At least one soldier was killed in the attack.
The town is located in the Chernihiv region Right came under massive rocket fire, announced Governor Vyacheslav Tschaus. There were no injuries, but no damage to the infrastructure. There is a training center of Ukrainian infantry in Desná. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Kharkiv region was also hit by rocket attacks.
The region Dnepropetrovsk he was also shelled by artillery. According to Mayor Serhiy Suchomlin, 24 rockets landed only in the area around Zhytomyr – a large city west of Kiev. A soldier was killed in the process.
The former Soviet republic of Belarus, ruled by Alexander Lukashenko, is in fact described as neutral in a war that has lasted for more than four months. In the Lviv region (formerly Lemberg), the target of the attacks was again a military area in Javoriva. According to Ukrainian sources, six missiles were shot down by ship in the Black Sea. Four people were injured.
In the area Khmelnytzky According to their own statements, the Ukrainian air defense system was able to shoot down two missiles. The debris was not supposed to cause any damage. Areas reported for this Mykolajiwka in the south of Ukraine a heavy attack.
“The extent of the damage and the potential number of victims are still being investigated,” a spokeswoman for the administration said. “But we know that port infrastructure, residential areas and recreational areas have been attacked by civilians.”
According to the Russian army, 80 Polish fighters in the ranks of the Ukrainian army were killed in eastern Ukraine. There is a rocket attack on zinc “Megatex” in the city. Kostjantyniwka 80 Polish “mercenaries” were eliminated, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenko said in Moscow on Saturday.
Russia describes all the volunteers fighting on the side of Ukraine as mercenaries. Konashenko also reported on a rocket attack on Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine, in which 300 soldiers were killed.
Overall, Lieutenant General quantified Ukraine’s losses from air, missile and artillery attacks only on 780 “nationalists” in 24 hours. This information cannot be independently verified. Details of the ground offensive of Russian troops in Donbass did not name Konašenkova.
A national air alarm was triggered in Ukraine on Saturday night. This resulted from an adequate overview of the situation in the country. According to the Ukrainian news website 24tv, news of explosions appeared from the city Saporischschja in the southeast of the country – as well as from the central Ukrainian city Dnipro. The exact background was initially unclear.
Wounded in a rocket attack in western Ukraine
During the Russian missile attack on a military object in Jaworiw According to the authorities, four people were injured in western Ukraine. Russian forces fired six rockets from the Black Sea, Lviv Oblast Governor Maxim Kosizky said in a video report.
Four missiles hit the base, two were intercepted and destroyed by the Ukrainian air defense. Authorities said 35 people were killed and at least 130 injured in a Russian attack on a Ukrainian military training camp near Javoriv in March.