The Russians claim to have “completely liberated” the residential areas of this strategic city for control of the entire Donbass coalfields in eastern Ukraine.
“It continues to acquire its industrial zone and neighboring areas,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told a rare television conference on Tuesday.
An inventory competed by kyiv. “Our troops were able to repel the attack in Severodonetsk,” Ukrainian civil servants promised Wednesday morning, saying Russia was also intensifying its operations in Bakhmout in the Donetsk region.
“Severodonetsk is very difficult to conduct”, however, was approved the day before by the governor of the Lukansk region, Sergei Keitoi, who formed the Donbass with Donetsk. Mr. Keitai even speaks of “mission impossible”.
“All forces and all reserves are mobilized by the enemy Russian army, who must cut off the main Lyczynsk-Bakmut road in order to capture Severodonetsk. They shell very violently on Lyczynsk,” the governor said.
“Key Need for Weapons”
The cities of Chevrodonetsk and Lysitshansk, separated by a river, are the last integration under Ukrainian control in the Lukansk region. Their capture would open the way for the Russians to Kramatorsk, a large city in the Donetsk region.
For his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky in his daily video address on Tuesday evening assured that “the situation on the front line has not changed significantly in the last 24 hours” and that “absolutely heroic defense of the Donbass continues”.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Ukrainian troops’s, calling them “Western artillery”. Guido asked.
kyiv is already claiming to have inflicted huge numbers on its occupier. “More than 31,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine,” Zhelensky said Tuesday evening. “Since February 24, Russia has been sacrificing the lives of nearly 300 soldiers every day for this utterly senseless war. But one day the number of casualties will be unacceptable even to Russia.”
No record can be verified. However, pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Bushil confirmed on Tuesday that Russian General Roman Kuduzov had died. Many Russian generals have lost their lives since February, but Moscow rarely communicates its losses.
The two militants blame each other for destroying grain resources and thus exacerbating the global food crisis.
The Ukrainian Operational Command for the Southern Front on Tuesday evening condemned the strikes, specifically referring to “those who say they are concerned about the global food crisis are actually attacking agricultural fields and infrastructure, where fires are erupting at an alarming rate.” Around Mikholev (south).
At the same time, the Russian Defense Ministry assured that Ukrainian forces had “deliberately set fire to a large grain depot” in the port of Mariupol.
“More than 50,000 tons of grain have been destroyed,” General Mikhail Mijintsev promised, accusing the Kiev regime of “food terrorism against its own people.”
Dating in Ankara
The creation of safe maritime corridors for grain exports through the Black Sea will be the focus of discussions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Wednesday.
Mr. Lavrov will arrive in Turkey the day before to discuss the possibility of Ukraine exporting its harvests, which have been blocked in its ports. A blockade that will cause prices to rise and threaten famine in some countries in Africa and the Middle East.
At the request of the UN, Turkey has offered its assistance in transporting maritime convoys from Ukrainian ports, despite the presence of mines, some of which have been found off the Turkish coast.
The Ukrainian press confirmed that “the United Nations and Ukraine” were related to Wednesday’s discussions, but that the Ukrainian embassy in Ankara was not available for comment. Denied any contact between Lavrov.
Tuesday evening, Mr. Zhelensky announced the release of “The Book of Executioners” next week.
This database compiles information about war crimes and Russian soldiers accused of committing them. Those who issued the orders will also be cited. Zhelensky promises. “I have repeatedly stressed that they will all be held accountable. And we will gradually go there,” said the President of Ukraine. “Everyone will be brought to justice,” he reiterated.
In late May, the Ukrainian justice system said it had identified “a few thousand” alleged war crimes cases in the Donbass.
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