TThe Ukrainian army said Kyiv forces continued to thwart Russian attempts to seize the eastern city of Severodonetsk.
“The occupiers, with the help of motorized marines and artillery units, carried out assault operations on the city of Severodonetsk. They were unsuccessful; fighting continues,” the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in a regular operational update on Thursday. afternoon.
He said Ukrainian forces had successfully repelled a Russian attack on the village of Toshkivka, on the outskirts of Severodonetsk.
The Ukrainian governor of the eastern Luhansk region, where Severodonetsk is located, said “fierce battles” continued to engulf the city.
In a Telegram post, Serhiy Haidai said Russian forces continued to bomb the nearby city of Lysychansk using large-caliber weapons that “pierce through to concrete”.
“It is extremely dangerous for civilians to remain, even in shelters,” Haidai said.