Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has said that a fierce battle for control of the city of Sverdlovsk is under way and that this will determine the future of the region.
Following its failure to seize the capital, Kiev, the Kremlin says it is now trying to “completely” liberate Donbass, which seceded from Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists seceded from Ukrainian government control in 2014. Were
One-third of Donbass was held by separatists before the February 24 Russian invasion.
According to the report, Ukrainian President Zelensky said in a video message on Wednesday that “this is a very brutal war, which is probably the most difficult phase of the entire war so far.”
He further added that “Sevrodonstik is the epicenter of the ongoing conflict in Donbass and this is the place which will decide the fate of Donbass.”
On Wednesday, Russian troops pushed Ukrainian troops back from the city of Sevrodonstik and confined them to the suburbs, but vowed to fight as much as possible.
The governor of Luhansk province, Sergei Gedaye, said heavy shelling had caused severe damage to the city and further destruction was continuing.
“Our fighters are currently in the industrial zone of Sverdlovsk, but the fighting is not limited to the industrial zone but also inside the city,” he told a TV channel last night.
Gaddy states, “I’m convinced that the Ukrainian army is still in control of the small town of Lysyshensk, but Russian forces are targeting residential buildings there.
Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN, Oksana Markrarova, told CNN that Ukraine had a large number of Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk, which are important areas of Donbass and where most Russian is spoken.
“We have seen in the war for Kiev so far that we may lose some things temporarily, but we are trying to reduce its scope, we know that What can be done in case of occupation? We will take back those areas. “
He also said that 98% of Luhansk is under Russian occupation.