With artillery support, the enemy stormed Sieverodonetsk, achieved partial success and pushed our units back from the city center. Hostilities continuesaid the army staff in its morning report.
The information was confirmed by the governor of the Luhansk region Sergei Gaidaï, who, however, confirms this on the social network Telegram
Street fights continue, as has been the case for a few days. According to him, Russian troops control 70% of the city.
” The fighting is so fierce that fighting – not just over a street but over a tall building – can go on for days. »
Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, its sister city west of the Donets River, are the last Ukrainian strongholds in the Luhansk region. Moscow is concentrating its forces there with the aim of conquering them.
Pro-Russian separatists supporting the Russian army in that goal claimed Monday they had destroyed the last of the three bridges connecting the two largely deserted cities, trapping the last of the Ukrainian fighters in Sieryerodonetsk.
From now on,
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The destruction of this bridge has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities.
On Sunday evening, Governor Gaïdaï admitted that the final bridge between the two cities was in poor condition but could still be used.
It’s half destroyed. It is impossible for trucks to use ithe said.
” The occupiers’ main tactical objective has not changed: they are putting pressure on Sieverodonetsk, where heavy fighting is going on; literally for every meter. »
The governor also said Russian bombings targeted the Azot chemical plant, where he said he found nearly 500 civilians, including 40 children, and hit sewage treatment plants in the city.
We’re trying to negotiate a humanitarian corridor for civilians,
so far without successhe explained.
In Lysychansk, three civilians, including a 6-year-old boy, died under shelling in the past 24 hours, he said.
Russian strikes in northern Ukraine
Three Russian airstrikes hit the northern Ukrainian town of Prylouky, forcing the evacuation of four villages, Ukrainian authorities said on Monday.
The enemy fired three missiles at Prylouky. The information about the destructions is clarifiedwrote on Telegram the governor of the Chernihiv region Vyacheslav Chaous, without giving any further details.
No information was given about the targeted infrastructure in Prylouky, on which there is a military airfield.
After these bombings, the evacuation of four villages – Zaïzd, Petrivské, Tykhé and Sukhostavets – was ordered, said the region’s civil defense officer Serguiï Boldyrev, quoted by the Souspilné media.
As a result of the rocket attacks, a fire threatens to spreadexplained the manager.
After the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv region and the north in early April, this region was relatively spared from fighting between the Ukrainian and Russian armies.
A May 17 attack on a military base in the Chernihiv region left 87 dead, in one of the deadliest episodes of Russian bombing in Ukraine since the February 24 invasion.
Seven bodies discovered in a new grave near Boutcha
Seven bodies were discovered Monday in a new grave near Boutcha, where bodies of civilians were found after the Russian army withdrew from the Kyiv region in late March, Kyiv police said.
Seven civilians were tortured by the Russians and then cowardly executed with a bullet to the headKiev police chief Andriy Nebytov posted on Facebook and added that
several victims had their hands and knees tied.
This tomb was discovered today where the Russian military was stationed near the village of MyrotskéLocated 10 km northwest of Boutcha and 35 km from Kyiv on the same axis, respectively, he added.
The police chief of the Kyiv region said
is currently working on identifying the victims.