On the 97th day of the war, Ukrainian forces were indeed in trouble, especially in the key city of Sievierodonetsk, which was partly taken over by the Russian army. After more than three months of fighting, the situation is tense for Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine, which the Russian military has made a priority.
“It simply came to our notice then. Part of Severodonetsk is controlled by the Russians “, reported Sergei Gaidai, the governor of the Louhansk region. The Russians “Can’t move freely”Ukrainian fighters “Always remaining” in the city, however, he added.
“Intensive bombing continues, with likely street fighting in the area” of the city, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
For its part, the American Institute for War Studies (ISW) suggests that the Russians would control the northeast and southeast of the city and continue their progress. Fighting is raging in the south of the city, in Toshkivka, Ustynivka, Voronove, Borivske and Metolkine. The institute also considers credible the thesis of a Russian takeover of the south bank of the Siverskyi Donets River, with the exception of the part that crosses Severodonetsk.
However, Ukrainian forces say they have regained ground, especially in the area around Kherson, a town near Russian-controlled Crimea in early March. “The enemy has left the village of Mykolaivka in the northern Kherson region.”says a bulletin of the Ukrainian army.