Severodonetsk devastated by a fierce battle threatened Donbass

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Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine for control of the Donbass region, with Russian forces threatening the relentlessly bombed main city of Severodonetsk. Follow the itinerary on Sunday, May 29.

  • 3:50 pm: Volodymyr Zelensky visits eastern Ukraine for the first time since the Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the eastern part of the country, in the Kharkiv region, for the first time since the Russian invasion on Sunday. “Two thousand two hundred and twenty-nine houses destroyed in Kharkiv and the region. We will restore, rebuild and bring back life. In Kharkiv and all other towns and villages brought by evil,” he said in Telegram, accompanied by his message. visit video.

  • 3:25 pm: Serbia extends the agreement with Moscow for three years to receive Russian gas at low prices

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced Sunday that Serbia has signed a three-year extension of the low-cost Russian gas supply agreement with Moscow. “[C’est] “By far the best deal in Europe,” he said after a phone interview with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Serbia, a candidate to join the European Union, has been close to the Kremlin since the invasion of Ukraine. If Serbia has condemned Russian aggression at the United Nations, then it refuses to join the European sanctions against Moscow, which continues to supply it with gas at reasonable prices.

  • 11:44 am: Situation in Lysichansk ‘significantly worsened’

“A Russian shell fell on an apartment building, a girl died on the spot and four people were taken to hospital,” the Luhansk Region Governor Telegram detailed. The previous day had been “difficult” in the city, according to Sergey Gaidai, who recalls the destroyed cinema and 22 damaged buildings.

In Severodonetsk, “the enemy carried out offensive operations,” according to a report of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army published on Sunday. According to Governor Gaïdaï, the Russian offensive in the city continues with street fighting.

In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed, in a press release published on Sunday morning, that the Russian army destroyed “with long-range and high-precision missiles an important arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces”, in the Dnipropetrovsk region (South-Ace). ).

These missiles have also in the past 24 hours targeted a Ukrainian air defense system near Mykolaivka in the Donetsk region, a radar station in the Kharkiv region and five ammunition depots including near Severodonetsk, according to the same press release.

  • 6:52 a.m.: Donbass ravaged a fierce battle, threatened Severodonetsk

Russia’s noose has been tightened in the Donbass mining basin, especially around Severodonetsk where “the enemy carried out offensive operations,” according to a report from the Ukrainian Army’s General Staff published on Sunday.

“Russia used all its means to seize Severodonetsk or to block any contact between the region and Ukraine,” Lugansk region governor Sergei Gaudai said on his Telegram account on Saturday evening. He admitted that “the next week will be very difficult”, considering that the Russian forces “will not be able to achieve everything they plan in the near future.”

For his part, the mayor of Severodonetsk, Oleksandr Stryuk, emphasized that “the Russians have brought a lot of means to take the city by storm, but they can’t do it yet.” “We believe the city will resist,” he insisted.

He warned of the deteriorating health situation in this city, which had a population of 100,000 people before the war. On Saturday evening, he wrote on his Telegram account, that the “continuous bombing” significantly complicates the supply – especially drinking water – to the city, which has been without electricity for more than two weeks. He pointed to the suspension of the activity of the “Humanitarian Aid Center” in the city.

with AFP

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