War in Ukraine: Russia tightens its grip on Severodonetsk on the 99th day of the war

War in Ukraine: Russia tightens its grip on Severodonetsk on the 99th day of the war

After nearly 100 days of fighting between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian army remains concentrated in the south and east of the country where fighting is still raging, especially around the city of Severodonetsk, which is pounded by artillery. Russian for a week.


Russian forces “70% of Severodonetsk now in control”Sergei Gaidai, governor of the Lugansk region, said yesterday. “If in two or three days the Russians take control of Severodonetsk, they will install artillery and mortars there and bomb Lyssytchansk more intensely.”the neighboring town on the other side of the Donets River, according to Serguiï Gaïdaï, who considers this locality more difficult to take because “Located on heights.”

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The situation in Severodonetsk is “Very complicated”with “Street fighting”, acknowledged Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandre Motuzianyk. According to him, Russian forces are trying to “Take full control of Severodonetsk, encircle Lyssytchansk”and to reach the administrative border between Lugansk and Donetsk, the two regions that make up the Donbass. “We lose 60 to 100 soldiers a day, are killed in combat, and some 500 are wounded.”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the US media Newsmax in an interview published on Wednesday. “The situation in the East is really difficult”added the 44-year-old leader.

The Donetsk region is also under Russian fire. Buildings were destroyed by missiles on Tuesday in Sloviansk – some 80 km west of Severodonetsk – where three people were killed and six others injured. A cluster missile struck at least one person and wounded two people in Soledar, between Sloviansk and Severodonetsk, on Wednesday.

In the suburbs of the city of Donetsk, pro-Russian separatists claimed to have cut off one of the two roads to supply the nearby city of Avdiivka, which is controlled by Ukrainian forces. Moscow has set itself the goal of taking control of the entire Donbass.


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