Russia claims to have done so He conquered the city of Lysychansk and the entire Lugansk region in eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry, citing the Interfax agency. Yesterday Kyiv denied the capture of the last city of Lugansk, but Zelensky’s adviser, Oleksiy Aristovich, this morning admitted the possibility of the fall of the twin city of Severodonetsk.
Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Yury Sak told the BBC that the city of Lyschansk is not under the “full control” of the Russian forcesDespite Moscow’s claim that the city had fallen. But he added that the fighting in the city had been “very violent for some time”, with “Russian ground forces attacking relentlessly”. “For Ukrainians, the value of human life is a top priority, so we sometimes withdraw from certain areas to be able to resume in the future,” he added.
Ukrainian raid in Melitopol
Strong explosions around three in the morning in the vicinity of the airport Melitopol, a city in southeastern Ukraine occupied by the Russian army Where are the Union forces stationed? RIA Melitopol reported this by posting photos and videos. In the meantime, Kyiv admits that the Russians can take Lysichansk. Also accepted from the Russian front: for the first time the sinking of Saratov is recognized.
In the area of Melitopol Airport, a huge number rose plume of smoke. The results of the attack are also shown tens of kilometers from the city. Civilians have not been able to reach the air-raid shelters because Russian forces have closed them all down – according to a Ukrainian media report – and many residents are trying to leave the city.
In Melitopol the Ukrainian armed forces have Destroyed one of four Russian military bases. “More than 30 bombs were thrown,” Mayor Ivan Fedorov wrote on social media. He added that a large influx of Melitopol residents is expected to be evacuated: “Our task is to help accommodate people who want to move to Zaporizhia.” “The Russians are trying to claim that there was bombing of civilian areas and that the population was injured: but this is not true,” Fedorov said.
The city has been under Russian occupation since the end of February.
Another Ukrainian counterattack took place in the lands occupied by the Russians ChornobayevkaIt is a small town near Kherson in southeastern Ukraine. Armed Forces of Ukraine They blew up a Russian ammunition depot. This was announced by Odessa Regional Military Director Serhiy Brachuk on a telegram, as reported by UNIAN.
EU assesses authority to strengthen enforcement of sanctions
The European Union is assessing the possibility of making the sanctions adopted more effective, especially those imposed on Russia, by creating an “ad hoc” body to monitor their application because this latter task is within the responsibility of the member states and is not always well. This was confirmed by EU Financial Services Commissioner Mered McGuinness in an interview with the Financial Times, saying she supported the idea that it could take the form of the EU’s version of OFAC. US Treasury Agency.
Moscow: “Ukrainian missiles with cluster munitions in Belgorod”. The Ukrainian military hit the Russian cities of Kursk and Belogorod, near the border, with Tochka-U missiles and Reis drones “with a deliberate attack with Tochka-U ballistic missiles with cluster munitions and Tu-143 Reis drones on residential areas, where they are there. They are not military.” This was stated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, RIA Novosti reported, adding that “the missile attack was planned and carried out intentionally against the civilian population of Russian cities.”
Saratov drowned. there Russia It claims to have recovered a large landing ship that was said to have been sunk by its crew “to prevent the onboard ammunition from exploding due to the fire that broke out” after it was hit by a Ukrainian missile in port Berdyansk March 24: This is the first time that Moscow has recognizedSaratov drowned. BBC reports it. A Telegram post by a Russia-appointed official in southern Ukraine, Vladimir Rogov, claims that Tochka-U ballistic missiles have targeted the Russian-controlled port. The ship will be towed to Kerch, Crimea.
Three Russian ships carrying 24 cruise missiles and two large amphibious ships in Egypt black sea They are ready to launch attacks on Ukrainian territory. This was announced on Facebook by the Southern Operations Command in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports. “Quantitative and qualitative changes have occurred in the naval formation of the Russian fleet: three missile carriers equipped with 24 cruise missiles and two large amphibious ships are now operating,” the publication said.
Zelensky: “Fierce runner Newell Donbass”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky It reported that since the outbreak of war on February 24, districts in 10 regions of Ukraine have been affected and 1,027 towns and villages have since been liberated. In the usual video message taken by Ukranska Pravda, before the International Conference on Reconstruction scheduled for Monday in Lugano, Zelensky added that another 2,610 are still under Russian occupation and many of them will have to be reconstructed.
Ukraine, Zelensky: 2,610 towns and villages still occupied by the Russians
“Fierce hostilities continue along the entire front line in Donbass,” Zelensky said in his evening speech, which was reported by Ukrinform, noting that “the epicenter of the earthquake is, of course, in the cities of the Lugansk region.” Then the Ukrainian president added that “the activity of the enemy in the region of Kharkiv It intensifies. We managed to kick the passengers out of Ivanivkain the area KhersonWe continue to exert pressure in the south of our country.”
‘In many cities in the depth now’ feel relieved, but the war is not over, you brutality It is increasing in some places and this cannot be forgotten.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in Telegram, calling on Ukrainians to “help the army, help volunteers, help everyone left alone at the moment”, and “spread the truth about the war and the crimes of the occupiers.” No matter how difficult it is today, we must remember what will happen tomorrow. Zelensky, Ukranska Pravda reports, adds that a special conference on the reconstruction of Ukraine will be held on Monday in Lugano, Switzerland, where Kyiv will present his plan.
Zelensky reported that since the outbreak of war on February 24, the territories of 10 regions of Ukraine have been affected and 1,027 towns and villages have since been liberated. else 2,610 are still under Russian occupation In light of the International Conference on Reconstruction scheduled for Monday in Lugano, Zelensky added in the usual video message taken by Ukrainska Pravda, many will have to be reconstructed.
“Fierce hostilities continue along the entire front line, in the Donbass,” the Ukrainian president said in his evening speech to Ukrenform, explaining that “the epicenter, of course, is in the cities of the Lugansk region.” “The activity of the enemy in the Kharkiv region is escalating. We managed to get the occupiers out of Ivanivka in the Kherson region, and we are still pressing in the south of our country,” Zelensky added.
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