The Ministry of Defense of UK indicates Russia’s capture of Lyman supports its operational main effort, which likely remains the encirclement of Severodonetsk and the closure of the pocket around Ukrainian forces in Luhansk region. Overall military goal of Russia is to take full control of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Russian military shelled an officially approved armored evacuation vehicle in the Luhansk region, killing a French journalist and halting the evacuation of ten people. Heavy shelling in the Donetsk region damaged a branch of the ammonia pipeline. A cloud of toxic gas has affected several villages, thus the authorities urged people to seek shelter and use all the necessary precautions. The Russians continue shelling border districts of the Sumy region.
Sumy and Chernihiv regions remain the target for the Russian army. On Sunday, Russian forces fired 10 times at border areas there from the territory of Russia. Over the weekend, Russian aircraft bombed a church and a kindergarten in Sumy region. Russian forces shelled a Mykolaiv residential district, damaging 3 apartment blocks.
In the popular Soviet comedy “Kidnapping, Caucasian Style,” there was this episode: comrade Saakhov, a character representing a cunning and hypocritical official from the national periphery, teaches a naive but honest student, Shurik: “Everyone knows that the Kuzbass is an all-Union smithy, Kuban is an all-Union granary, so the Caucasus is an all-Union what?”
Prepared by Sofia Oliynyk and Maryana Zaviyska Photo: Twitter/ Bujar OsmaniCities under attack. Russian forces proceed with regular mortar shelling … More
The Russians are storming Ukrainian positions in several directions at the same time, said Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar. Russian forces shelled residential areas of Kharkiv.
The situation in Donbas is terrible, says the Head of Luhansk Military Administration. 95% of the territory of the Luhansk region is occupied and shelling goes non-stop. Russian forces attempted once again to storm Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Three cruise missiles hit Zaporizhzhia early in the morning. Another three missiles hit Kryvyi Rih damaging the industrial plant. In the Sumy region there was artillery shelling from the territory of Russia.
The Russian war against Ukraine enters its fourth month.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that the situation in Donbas is extremely difficult as the Russian army continues its attempt to advance on Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk. Over the weekend, the Russians fired at a music school in Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk region.
Author: Tetiana Vodotyka, PhD in History, senior research fellow (Institute of History of Ukraine, National academy of sciences of Ukraine), … More