Russian forces have entered the small town of Kremina in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukrainian officials said on Monday.
“The Russians have entered Kremin. Street fighting has begun. Evacuation is not possible,” Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, told the Telegram.
He added that Russian forces had entered Kremin with many tanks and armored vehicles and that civilians had been captured in the city.
The governor said two people were killed and four wounded in the shelling of the town of Zolota, adding that six patrol officers were wounded in the town of Lisicanska.
The war between Russia and Ukraine, which began with the Russian attack on February 24, provoked international condemnation, led to financial sanctions against Moscow and encouraged the exodus of global companies from Russia.
At least 1,982 civilians have been killed and 2,651 wounded in Ukraine since the start of the war, according to United Nations estimates, with actual numbers much higher. More than 4.8 million Ukrainians have fled to other countries, and more than seven million have been internally displaced, the UN refugee agency said.
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