Ukraine forces to retreat from Severodonetsk —governor

24/06/2022 1:00:00 PM

Ukraine forces to retreat from Severodonetsk —governor

Ukraine forces to retreat from Severodonetsk —governor

Ukraine's forces will have to retreat from Severodonetsk, a regional governor said Friday, after weeks of fierce fighting against the Russians in the battleground eastern city.

Published June 24, 2022 3:12pm Ukraine troops (File photo / REUTERS) Ukraine's forces will have to retreat from Severodonetsk, a regional governor said Friday, after weeks of fierce fighting against the Russians in the battleground eastern city.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to accelerate the shipment of heavy weapons to match Russia on the battlefield.By BENOIT FINCK with ANNA MALPAS, Agence France-Presse Published Updated June 23, 2022 12:53pm (File photo) Smoke and flame rise after a military strike on a compound of Sievierodonetsk's Azot Chemical Plant, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region [REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak] European Union leaders will gather in Brussels Thursday to discuss calls to formally grant war-torn Ukraine "candidate status" to join the bloc, as Russian forces slowly advance in the eastern Donbas region despite fierce resistance from Kyiv's military.In the face-to-face talks, the allies will take stock of the effectiveness of sanctions imposed so far against Vladimir Putin's Russia, consider possible new military and financial aid for Ukraine, and begin turning their eye to longer-term reconstruction plans.

"Ukrainian armed forces will have to retreat from Severodonetsk.They have received an order to do so," Sergiy Gaiday, governor of Lugansk region which includes the city, said on Telegram.Russia is seeking to capture both Luhansk and Donetsk, which make up the Donbas region – the nation’s industrial heartland."Remaining in positions that have been relentlessly shelled for months just doesn't make sense.There are only a few hours remaining before it," he said in his daily address." The city has been "nearly turned to rubble" by continual bombardment, he said.Though mainly symbolic, the move will help lift morale after four-months of bloody conflict that has killed thousands, displaced millions and destroyed cities."All critical infrastructure has been destroyed." Scholz will be arriving in Elmau from an EU summit in Brussels, where the 27-member bloc on Thursday agreed to grant "candidate status" to Ukraine.

Ninety percent of the city is damaged, 80 percent (of) houses will have to be demolished," he said.“There were massive air and artillery strikes in Donbas.Moscow's troops have been pummeling the Lugansk region and the strategically important city of Severodonetsk for weeks and are slowly advancing, despite fierce resistance from the outgunned Ukrainian military.Capturing Severodonetsk in the Donbas area has been a key goal of the Russians as they seek to seize a swathe of eastern Ukraine.—Agence France-Presse.“This is why we again and again emphasize the acceleration of arm deliveries to Ukraine.

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