(ANSA) – LYSYCHANSK, JUN 19 – Sergiy Gaiday, the governor of Lugansk, the region of eastern Ukraine, the scene of heavy fighting with Russia, said that the current situation is “difficult, in the city of Lysychansk and in the region in its together “because the Russians” are bombing our troops 24 hours a day. There is – said Gaiday – an expression: prepare for the worst and the best will come by itself: we must prepare “.
From Lysychansk, Ukrainian artillery is firing at Severodonetsk, where smoke rises from the Azot factory and Russian troops fire bullets and rockets. Gaiday called for supplies of “long-range weapons to arrive as soon as possible”. “The fact that the West is helping us is good, but it’s (too) late.” (HANDLE).