Ukraine says fighting “continues” in Severodonetsk despite advances by Russian forces


File – Several soldiers of the Ukrainian army put up a barbed wire fence, March 4, 2022, to March 4, 2022, in Horenka, Ukraine – Diego Herrera – Europa Press – Archive

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MADRID, June 3. (.) –

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have highlighted this Friday that fighting is still continuing in the city of Severodonetsk, located in the province of Lugansk (east) and one of the main epicenters of the war, after the Russian forces took during the last days most of the town in the framework of the offensive launched on February 24.

“The fighting continues in the central area of ​​Severodonetsk”, said the Ukrainian Army General Staff in a message on its account on the social network Facebook, in which it stated that “the Russian invaders continue to attack the positions of the Defense Forces and civil infrastructure” in the city and its surroundings.

Thus, he assured that the Russian troops “tried to carry out assault operations in the Mietolkino and Bilohorivka area, although they suffered losses and withdrew to the previous positions”, before adding that “in the direction of Donetsk, the Russian occupiers keep up artillery fire along the entire line of contact.”

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have also highlighted that “in the direction of Slobozhanski, the Russian enemy continues to prepare for the offensive” and added that “the Russian enemy has not carried out actions in the direction of Kharkov”, where it focuses its efforts on “actions dissuasive measures” to maintain control of the occupied territories.

“Russian enemy personnel are demoralized, which is due to the constant postponement of their rotation. This leads to the refusal of personnel to participate in hostilities,” he said, while noting that during the last day they have been repelled five attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions.

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Along these lines, he has estimated the number of Russian soldiers killed since the start of the war at 30,950, including nearly one hundred during the last day. He also added that 1,367 battle tanks, 661 artillery systems and 207 multiple self-propelled and armored rocket launchers have been destroyed.

Likewise, it has stressed that 210 planes, 175 helicopters, 95 anti-aircraft defense systems, 2,329 vehicles and fuel tanks, thirteen boats and 535 drones have also been destroyed, while 121 cruise missiles have been shot down.

“The Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses during the last day in the Bakhmut direction,” he said in his message on Facebook, before adding that “the data is being updated.” “Hit the occupant. Let’s win together. Our strength is in the truth”, he has settled.


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