Ukrainian official warns that a captured city could be ravaged by ‘catastrophe’

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POKROVSK. A Ukrainian regional official warned that living conditions are worsening in a city that was captured by Russian forces just two weeks ago. SievierodonetskWithout water, power, or a functioning sewage system, the bodies of the deceased decompose inside hot apartment buildings.
Governor Serhiy Haidai claimed that the Russians were using indiscriminate artillery to secure their eastern gains. Ukraine‘s Luhansk province. Moscow claimed this week full control over Luhansk but the governor and other Ukrainian officials stated that their troops still retained a small portion of the province.
Haidai stated to The Associated Press that Luhansk was not fully captured despite the Russians having engaged all of their arsenal in order to accomplish this goal. “Fierce battles continue in several villages near the border. To advance, the Russians rely on artillery and tanks to leave scorched earth.
He said that Russia’s forces “attack every building they believe could be a fortified location.” They aren’t stopped simply by civilians being left there, and they die in the homes and courtyards. They continue firing.
Occupied Sievierodonetsk meanwhile “is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster,” the governor wrote via social media. “The Russians have completely destroyed the critical infrastructure, and they cannot repair anything.”
Luhansk is among the two Donbas provinces. This region includes mines and factories. It is where pro-Moscow separatists fought Ukraine’s army over eight years. They declared independent republics under the Russian President Vladimir PutinHe was already recognized before he sent troops into Ukraine.
After assuming full control over Luhansk PutinRussian forces will have the chance to rest and recover, but other areas of eastern Ukraine are still under constant bombardment. Russian leader warned Kyiv that it must accept Moscow’s terms immediately or risk the worst.
Putin spoke with Kremlin leaders and stated, “All people should know that largely speaking we haven’t yet started anything in earnest.”
According to Ukraine’s presidential office, at least 12 civilians died and 30 were injured by Russian shelling in the past 24 hours. Two cities in Donetsk — the other Donbas province — experienced the heaviest barrage, with six people killed and 21 wounded.
A further four people were reported to have been killed and nine others were injured in Kharkiv (the country’s second-largest), where Russian shelling struck residential areas.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry commented on Putin’s alarming statement. PeskovThe Russian leader said that he was reacting to statements made by the Ukrainian government and its Western allies regarding defeating Russia on the field.
Peskov stated to reporters that Russia has a huge potential. Only a fraction of this was used in the special military operations. “And so, Western statements are completely absurd and only add to the pain of the Ukrainian people.”



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