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War against Ukraine: Russia attacks several cities

Status: 05/04/2022 05:19 am

New fighting in Donbass, bombs in Lviv, many dead civilians: Russia hits many parts of the country in the evening. Rocket attacks cut off power in western Ukraine.

Cities in several parts of Ukraine were targeted by Russian rocket attacks in the evening. According to officials, it was a power outage in the western Ukrainian region of Lviv.

Three substations were damaged. As a result, according to Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadowyj, there were problems with the water supply as the pipes failed due to lack of electricity.

Zelenskyy: Heavy rocket attacks are a sign of Moscow’s weakness

According to the Kiev leadership, Russia wants to stop supplying Western weapons with massive rocket attacks on Ukrainian railway systems. This was written by Andriy Yermak, President of the Presidential Secretariat, in the evening Telegram. Earlier, several parts of the country were rocked by bomb blasts.

But Jermaine said the arms supply could not be stopped. “It’s all important.” Politically, President Volodymyr Zhelensky described the attacks as a sign of Moscow’s inability. “Obviously, the Russian military responded very nervously to our victories today,” Zhelensky said in his evening video speech. He announced rocket attacks in Lviv, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Kiev region and Dnipro region.

Numerous civilians died

According to local sources, at least 21 civilians were killed in Russian attacks in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk. A further 27 people were injured, the area administration said on its Telegram channel. Major civilians were killed in the cities of Avtivka, Lyman and Vuhledar. According to Governor Sergei Hajde, heavy fighting broke out in the neighboring city of Luhansk, around the city of Bopasna.

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According to Ukrainian sources, the rocket attack in the central Ukrainian region of Grovohrat has left an unknown number of dead and injured. Russian rockets were fired on Vinnytsia and near the capital, Kyiv, when CDU leader Friedrich Merz met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on Tuesday.

For the first time, the Transcarpathian region in the far west was also the target of a rocket attack. One of the infrastructure material on the hill was attacked. Nothing was initially known about the victims. Odessa regional authorities say a Russian warplane has been shot down.

The storm of Azovstalin began

In Mariupol port city Russian troops have begun to attack the besieged Azovstal steel industry. According to Russian news agencies, the Ministry of Defense in Moscow has stated that units of the “Russian Army and the Donetsk People’s Republic” have begun “with artillery and aircraft” to destroy the battlefields of Ukrainian troops.

In addition to the Ukrainian militants, about 200 civilians are said to be trapped inside the factory premises. Over the weekend, more than 120 people were rescued with international assistance. However, another evacuation planned for Monday failed. In total, Mariupol is said to still have more than 400,000 of the 100,000 original population. Ukrainian President Zhelensky said rescue efforts were under way.

Of People were rescued over the weekend More than 100 have now reached the city of Saboria. Zaporizhia is under Ukrainian control and is located 230 km northwest of Mariupol.

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Russia has been waging a war of aggression against its neighbors for more than two months. UN It has so far recorded about 3,200 civilian deaths, but the number of victims is expected to be much higher.

Conflicting parties as a source

Information on war, shelling and casualties provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict parties cannot be directly verified by an independent body under the current circumstances.