According to our information, the Russians completely control Tochkivkathe head of Sievierodonetsk district Roman Vlasenko told Ukrainian TV, pointing out
the pressure remains on the front lines where
the Battle of Donbass rages on.
Unfortunately, the enemy sent large numbers of weapons and soldiers and captured Tochkivkaconfirmed the governor of the Luhansk region Sergei Gaidai in a subsequent interview with Ukrainian television.
On Monday, pro-Russian separatists fighting alongside Russian troops announced they would seize the village, but Governor Gaidai refused to confirm the news, although he admitted the Russian attack had done so
Tochkivka is located on the west bank of the Donets, the river that separates the twin cities of Lyssytchank and Sievierodonestk. Its capture allowed the Russian soldiers to consider a push towards Lysytchansk, a few kilometers to the north.
If Sievierodonetsk should fall, it would be difficult for the Russian army to launch a ground offensive towards Lysychansk; This would mean building bridges to cross the Donets, leaving troops vulnerable to Ukrainian attacks. The three bridges between Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk were destroyed.
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Heavy bombardment are still ongoing in the region, as well
street fights in Severodonetsk, where
Clashes rage around the industrial areain the area of the Azot chemical plant, said also Mr. Vlasenko.
fights [en cours] in the industrial zone of Sievierodonetsk and catastrophic destruction in Lysychanskalso stated Mr. Gaïdaï on Telegram and appreciated this
The last 24 hours have been difficult for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Shortly before, Mr. Gaïdaï had stated on Ukrainian television that 568 people, including 38 children – mostly factory employees and their families, according to him – were now refugees inside the Azot factory.
German howitzers arrive in Ukraine
The Ukrainian government, which for weeks has claimed it cannot match Russian firepower in the Donbass, announced on Tuesday that it had received German Panzerhaubitze 2000 SPGs.
2000 font enfin partie de l’arsenal d’obusiers de 155mm de l’artillerie ukrainienne”,”text”:”Les Panzerhaubitze2000 font enfin partie de l’arsenal d’obusiers de 155mm de l’artillerie ukrainienne”}}”>Finally, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 belongs to the arsenal of 155 mm howitzers of the Ukrainian artillerytweeted Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiï Reznikov, who said
appreciate the effort from Berlin to help Kyiv militarily.
Our gunners will heat up the battlefieldhe gushed in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of two Panzerhaubitze 2000s in action.
Germany announced in early May that it would deliver seven of these armored howitzers to Ukraine to help them fight the Russian army, but did not specify the timing of the deliveries. Berlin did not immediately confirm the delivery of the Panzerhaubitze 2000 or their current number.
The Panzerhaubitze 2000 (Panzerhaubitze Modell 2000) is a self-propelled gun manufactured by the industrialist Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced in early May that the devices destined for Ukraine come from maintenance stocks of the Bundeswehr.
Burning drilling platform off Crimea
After a hydrocarbon drilling platform off the coast of Crimea was hit by a Ukrainian strike on Monday, its well was still burning on Tuesday, said a peninsular senator Olga Kovitidi, quoted by the Ria Novosti Press agency.
The fire on the platform does not subside, we tried in vain to approach it by boat. The fire has spread to the well and attempts to extinguish it are ongoingsaid this senator from Crimea, a Ukrainian region annexed by Russia in 2014.
Local authorities have accused the Ukrainian army of firing at three Chernomorneftegaz oil rigs, leaving at least three wounded and seven missing.
Odessa region spokesman Sergey Bratchouk stated that the Black Sea drilling platforms were under attack because they were being used by the Russian army for military purposes.
” At this location, Russia organized small garrisons and stored air defense equipment there, including radars. That is, these platforms have turned into facilities that have helped the Russians and are helping to strengthen their complete control over the northwestern part of the Black Sea. »
The Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by Russian authorities, said on Tuesday it responded to that attack by attacking an airport in the port city of Odessa, in south-west Ukraine. The information was not confirmed by Kyiv.