Troops from Russia and Ukraine are fighting Monday (30) an “intense battle” for control of one of the most strategic cities of the Russian government, Severodonetsk, in eastern Ukraine. According to the region’s government, fighting is taking place in the heart of the city, where Moscow’s forces advanced this weekend.
at the moment, Russia is trying to control most of eastern UkraineHaving managed to occupy the cities of Mariupol and Melitopol in the south. The government of Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to occupy the sector that runs from south to east of the neighboring country.
According to Ukraine, Russia is currently concentrating its war power on Sievierodonets.K
“The Russians are advancing towards the center of Severodonetsk. The fighting continues, the situation is very difficult,” Sergei Gaidai, who governs Luhansk, told Telegram.
He said two people were injured when the car they were traveling in was targeted, but noted that both are safe at the moment. Three doctors are considered missing.
“Critical infrastructure has been destroyed and 60 percent of residential buildings cannot be repaired,” Geday said.
The governor added that the road linking Severodonetsk to the city of Lyschansk and then to the city of Bakhmut (south) is too dangerous to allow the evacuation of civilians and the transfer of humanitarian aid.
On Sunday, Gaidai reported that the Russians were carrying out an attack on Sievierodonetsk with street fighting. He also declared that the situation in Lysichansk had become “more dangerous”.
The city of Severodonetsk, which had a pre-war population of 100,000, was attacked for several weeks by Russian forces and pro-Moscow separatists. Dozens of civilians were killed in the bombing.
More than 80 kilometers east of Kramatorsk lies Severodonetsk and Lysichank, which has become the administrative center of Ukraine’s Donbass since Moscow-backed separatists seized control of the eastern part of the region in 2014.
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