D.The Ukrainian military is coming under increasing pressure in the east of the country. According to standard Ukrainian and Russian reports, Russian troops are advancing their attacks on cities of strategic importance.
Denise Pussilin, the leader of separatists in the Donetsk region, explained in a YouTube video that they wanted the city. Lyman Bring it under their control. The “active phase” has begun to “liberate” the city.
Russian factions and separatist militants have already entered the city. Half of the city is under Russian control. The Russian military has not yet commented on the potential land gains in Lyman. Initially, Pussill’s statements could not be verified independently.
Lyman is a major train station in the Northeast Slovenesk And Gramadorsk. The capture of Lyman would allow Russian advance in two cities.
According to officials, the city of Saboria was hit by several rockets early Wednesday morning. “Today, May 25, at 5:13 pm, Russian forces fired four ballistic missiles at Zaporizhia,” the Oblast administration announced on its Telegram channel.
One of the missiles was intercepted by air defense forces. Rescue workers are on site to get an idea of the situation, the damage and the victims of the attack.
The governor of the neighboring Luhansk region, Sergei Kajtaj, spoke of the deteriorating situation “every hour.” “The missile range is increasing. The Russian army has decided to leave the city Chevrodonetsk It must be completely eradicated, “Gajtaj told the Telegram online service on Tuesday.
In the last few days the attack around Severodonetsk has greatly expanded. The Russian military is trying to break the Ukrainian defenses in Severodonetsk “from different directions,” Kayte said. A major highway connecting cities Lyciansansk And Pachmud, are constantly on fire. However, Ukrainian troops are still “holding on” to the resistance.
In a recent study of Ukraine, military experts at the US War Research Institute (ISW) said that the Russian military was concentrating troops from various directions in the fiercely contested region of Luhansk. Reserves needed for the attack will be withdrawn from the surrounding areas of Kharkiv, Isiam, Donetsk and Zaporizhia.
Last week, Russian troops in the Luhansk region were able to gain more territory than in May, analysts said. In the region, Russian troops and their pro-Russian separatist allies now control 90 percent of the territory.
The Ukrainian military maintains integration between the cities of Siverodonetsk and Lyczynsk – both cities were major cities before the war. According to ISW analysis, Moscow’s goal is to encircle several small Ukrainian divisions simultaneously. However, despite the progress, the Russians have not yet made a “major improvement.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky acknowledged that Ukrainian troops were in a difficult position in the face of heavy Russian attacks. “The Russian army is throwing all its forces in this attack,” Zhelensky said in his evening video speech on Tuesday.
He also listed the cities of Lyman and Sverdlovsk Bopasna And Slovenesk. “The invaders want to destroy everything there.” Great efforts on the part of the Ukrainian people will be required to overcome Russian superiority in weapons and technology.
At the same time, Zelensky reminded the Ukrainians that they had been facing Russian aggression for 90 days. He reiterated his demand to his country’s foreign partners for heavy weapons such as rocket cannons, tanks and anti-ship missiles. The President said that this is the best investment to maintain stability in the world.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense also spoke about a difficult situation in the eastern part of Luhansk and Donetsk. Apparently, the Russian military wants to encircle the Ukrainian divisions in the main cities of Zhivorodonetsk and Lyczynsk, said spokesman Oleksandr Motusyanik. Western experts fear such a development in view of recent Russian gains, such as the capture of the small town Svitlodorsk.
According to the Ukrainian military, Russian troops were killed during the offensive in the region Luhansk And Donetsk At least 14 civilians and 15 people were injured. The military says on Facebook that Russian troops used fighter jets, rocket launchers, artillery, tanks, mortar and cruise missiles.
Russia seeks safe sea route from occupied Ukrainian port city since Wednesday, according to military sources Like Mariupol Set towards the Black Sea. The route through which the tunnel was destroyed Sea of Azov It will be 115 nautical miles (213 km) long and two nautical miles wide as of Wednesday morning. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Defense in Moscow on Tuesday evening.
At the same time, Mariupol will repair damaged port infrastructure. The city’s last Ukrainian guards laid down their weapons last weekend, and Mariupol was largely destroyed.
According to Russian sources, about 70 foreign ships from 16 countries are still stranded in Ukrainian-controlled ports on the Black Sea coast. It said the Russian navy would also set up a daily safe walkway along the coast. However, there is a residual risk to countries along the Black Sea border as Ukrainian mines break loose.
According to Ukrainian sources, the danger comes from the Russian Navy and its mines. Western countries demand that Moscow protect grain exports from Ukraine via port Odessa To allow. The Russian navy has previously blocked the port of Mariupol for several weeks – and continues to besiege Odessa.
According to his wife, the commander of the Ukrainian Azov Brigade is in Russian-controlled territory and is still alive. The regiment was one of the last defenders of the Azov Steelworks in the port city of Mariupol.
Russia announced last week that all militants hiding in the sprawling facility had surrendered and that Mariupol was now fully under Russian control.
Commander Denis Prokopenko’s wife said she spoke briefly with her husband on the phone on Tuesday. Kateryna Prokopenko told the AP news agency in Kyiv that her husband had asked how she was, but was disconnected before she could say anything about herself.
The phone call was made possible by an agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Russia and by the mediation of the Red Cross. The treaty guarantees the proper burial of slain soldiers and certain conditions for prisoners of war. This includes multiple phone calls per week with family members.
Prokopenko and another soldier’s wife, Yulia Fedosyuk, said they had received calls from several families over the past two days. They could not provide further details of the contract. However, they believe that the soldiers will not be tortured and will eventually return home.
According to the Ukrainian military, they are in the region from Russian territory சுமி Border guards were fired upon in the northeast of the country. Seven views of the village Poro-Leshachi On Tuesday evening visitors recorded that it may have been a motor fire, Ukrainian officials said. A
Russian shelling continued on Tuesday near the second largest city in Ukraine Kharkiv Russian troops reportedly withdrew from the suburbs only last week.
Representatives of the regional administration informed the city Derhachi Attacked. A 69-year-old woman was killed and another was injured in the blast. Derhachi, located southwest of the city of Kharkiv, was formerly subject to Russian fire.
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