The battle for control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sererodontsk is continuing, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said on Sunday, as Russian forces launched offensive operations on Saturday.
“Using artillery, Russian forces carried out offensive operations in the area of the city of Severodonetsk,” the General Staff said in a statement on its Facebook page.
“The fighting continues.”
“From the territory of the Republic of Belarus there is still a threat of missile and air strikes against targets of Ukrainian infrastructure.”
Hello, and welcome to the continuing coverage of the war in Ukraine today. Below is a brief summary of the latest developments.
Ukraine is in a race against time to save the eastern Donbass region as Russian artillery and air strikes threaten to turn the tide of the war, and support for Kyiv’s ongoing challenge among some Western European allies appears to be waning. You can read our latest rolls here:
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr In a televised address on Saturday evening, Zelensky said conditions in Donbass were “indescribably difficult” and thanked the Ukrainian defenders who withstood the attack.
- Ukraine urges heavy weapons to repel Russian forces in eastern DonbassAs relentless Russian artillery and air strikes threaten to turn the tide of the war, support for Kyiv’s ongoing challenge among some Western European allies appears to be waning.
- Zelensky acknowledged that military control could not be restored to all of the territory Russia seized since the 2014 annexation of Crimea. While he is sure that his country will regain the lands that Russia has claimed since its invasion on February 24, he said other lands could not be taken back by force.
- The Russian Defense Ministry claims to have captured the strategically important city of Lyman And many other small towns are besieging Sievierodonetsk, which Ukraine denies.
- At least six superyachts linked to Russian oligarchs listed on UK sanctions have “turned black” in ocean tracking systems.Disappeared from global maps used to determine marine traffic.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has abolished the minimum age for military recruits Amid mounting losses in Ukraine, TASS reported. British intelligence estimated this month that Russia had lost about a third of its ground forces.
- Officials in the southeastern port city of Mykolaiv said at least one person was killed and at least six woundedRussian bombing. CNN reported that two bullets fell in the yards of high-rise buildings and a grenade landed near a kindergarten.
- Boris Johnson and Zelensky discuss food supply concerns during a phone call. A Downing Street spokesman said Johnson had told Zelensky that Britain would do so Continue to support the armed resistance of Ukraine, including through the supply of equipment.
- Speaking to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Putin told them, according to the Kremlin, that the continued delivery of arms was “dangerous.”Which warns of “the risks of further destabilizing the situation and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.” Russia said it was ready to discuss ways to allow Ukraine to resume grain shipments from Black Sea ports.
- Spain sends a battery of surface-to-air missiles and about 100 soldiers to the NATO forward presence mission in LatviaThey will join about 500 citizens already living in the Baltic state, El Pais reported.