Ukraine calls fight with Russia in Severodonetsk ‘hell’

22/6/2022 11:35:00 AM

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KYIV: Ukraine said Wednesday that the eastern industrial city of Severodonetsk was “hell” as Russian forces moved to encircle two key cities in the Do...

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AFPPIX KYIV : Ukraine said Wednesday that the eastern industrial city of Severodonetsk was “hell” as Russian forces moved to encircle two key cities in the Donbas where Moscow has concentrated its military efforts.“For four months all our positions have been under fire from everything -- and I just want to emphasis this -- from all the weapons that the Russian army has,“ the Lugansk regional governor Sergiy Gaiday said in a statement on social media.The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and a department head at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a business lobby.“It’s just hell out there,“ he added, referring to Severodonetsk, which has been heavily shelled for weeks by Russian forces who are trying to gain complete control of the city.The decision follows changes made to the transfer rules in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.“Our boys are holding their positions and will continue to hold on as long as necessary,“ he added."As a result: in Kyiv, the head of a department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and the head of one of the directorates of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry were detained," the SBU said.Russian forces in recent days have made territorial gains south of Severodonetsk and moved closer to its sister city of Lysychansk separated by the river Donets.Lysychansk, which had a pre-war population of around 100,000 people is just adjacent to Severodonetsk where Russian and Ukrainian troops have been fighting intensely for control of the city.

Gaiday said Russian forces were “trying to encircle the city” of Lysychansk but that Ukrainian forces still controlled the city." Russia did not immediately comment on the SBU statement..“Lysychansk is being heavily shelled with heavy calibre weapons,“ he added, describing “colossal destruction.” Gaiday said that people were steadily being evacuated from Lysychansk and that “we are slowly taking people out.24.” In Severodonetsk however, hundreds of civilians seeking refuge in the Azot chemical plant were unable to leave due to the scale of the fighting, he said.— AFP Advertisement.“Evacuation is possible if there is an agreement at the highest level, if there will be a ceasefire and a clearly defined route,“ Gaiday said.The SBU said Russia paid the suspects from US$2,000 (RM8,794.- AFP.

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