(ANSA) – KIEV, JUN 05 – Fighting continues in the streets of Severodonetsk, the city in eastern Ukraine where the situation remains critical for the forces of Kiev in the face of a massive deployment of Russian troops.
“The situation in Severodonetsk, where fighting continues in the streets, remains extremely difficult,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released last night, deploring “the air strikes, artillery and constant missile fire”.
The city remains at the center of the Russian offensive in the Donbass mining basin, a region under partial control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014, which Moscow aims to conquer in full.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Ukrainian forces are withdrawing from Severodonetsk and in the fighting have lost up to 90% of their military in some units. Meanwhile, Kiev claims to be fighting to win it back. The Russian troops “managed to enter the city and control a good part of it, dividing it in two – commented the mayor, Olexandre Striouk -. But our soldiers have managed to reposition themselves, to build a defense line. We are currently doing all the work. necessary to restore full control “of the city. (HANDLE).
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