The scenario is more and more determined in Lysytjansk

The Russian navy offensive within the Donbass is basically directed at Lysytjansk because the latest fall of the dual metropolis of Sevierodonetsk. Luhansk area governor Serhiy Hajdaj says the scenario is “extremely difficult” with incessant artillery and air strikes on town, which has about 100,000 inhabitants.

Attacks from totally different instructions

According to Hajdaj, the Russians use “almost all their forces” to take town, positioned on the west facet of the river Donets, from totally different instructions.

“It is difficult to find a safe place in the city. People dream of at least half an hour of silence, but the occupiers do not stop firing with all available weapons,” Hajdaj mentioned in a video on Telegram experiences BBC.

He says it’s troublesome to get out and in of town as a result of the roads to Lysytjansk are cluttered with grenade stays. At the identical time, the Russians are making an attempt to take management of the freeway that connects town with Bachmut, about 50 km away. Residents who need to depart town attempt to accomplish that by practice as an alternative.

A newly taken satellite tv for pc picture of Ormön within the Black Sea.

Russia leaves Ormön

No extra Russian forces on Ormön “, Ukrainian authorities adviser Andrij Jermak wrote on Twitter. According to the Ukrainian navy, the Russians left Ormön after being attacked by robots and artillery shelling in the course of the night time.

Ormön was captured by Russian forces in the course of the first days of the battle. It is a strategically vital place within the Black Sea, because it is positioned close to the port metropolis of Odessa and might be used as a start line for an assault on town. Ukraine has carried out intense assaults on the island because it was besieged. Russia has additionally, based on British intelligence, had problem acquiring assist for the forces that occupied Ormön.

According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the withdrawal is a “gesture to show goodwill” and that it opens the door to start transporting the 1000’s of tons of grain which were caught in Ukraine resulting from the battle.

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