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ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ Claims Russiαn ᴀᴍᴀssɪɴɢ Its Troops Towards Eastern City Of Severodonetsk In Donbas

Amid the ongoing ravaging ᴡᴀʀ  in Eastern Europe, ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ  has alleged that Russiαn ɪɴᴠᴀᴅᴇʀs  have turned their attention to an eastern city in Donbas.

As the ongoing ravaging ᴡᴀʀ in Eastern Europe continues to escalate unabated, ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ  has alleged that Russiαn ɪɴᴠᴀᴅᴇʀs  have diverted their attention to an eastern city in Donbas. According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), the Ukrainiαn forces were ʙᴀᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ  to defend the eastern city of Severodonetsk, which was heavily ʙᴏᴍʙᴀʀᴅᴇᴅ  by Russiαn soldiers attempting to conquer the Donbas industrial sector. Notably, Severodonetsk is one of the key cities which is under ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ ‘s control in Luhansk province, which together with Donetsk constitutes the Donbas region.

Luhansk’s governor, Serhii Haidai claimed that Russiαn troops have captured several cities and towns in the region after relentless shelling. He also stated that the ᴇɴᴇᴍʏ  is amassing forces and armaments in the region, bringing in soldiers from Kharkiv in the northwest and Mariupol in the south. “The Russiαns were simply intentionally trying to ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏ the city… engaging in a scorched-earth approach,” he stated, adding that Sievierodonetck’s only functioning hospital is left with only three doctors and supplies for 10 days, the AP reported.

Poland President Dauda addresses Ukrainiαn parliament
According to the Ukrainiαn armed forces, Russiα also launched an unsuccessful offensive on Oleksandrivka, a settlement in the eastern region. While forces of both countries indulged in ғɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ  in the eastern industrial region, Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda, visited Kyiv on Sunday to express his support for ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ’s European Union ambitions. He also addressed the Ukrainiαn parliament, becoming the first foreign leader to do so since the onset of ᴡᴀʀ  in late February. This was Duda’s second visit to Kyiv. Earlier in the month of April, he had visited the ᴡᴀʀ -torn country with the leaders of Baltic nations — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

“The situation in Donbas is ‘extremely challenging'”: Zelenskyy
Furthermore, Ukrainiαn President Volodymyr Zelenskyy termed the situation in Donbas as “extremely challenging” as Russiα continues its onslaught in Sloviansk and Severodonetsk cities. He also alleged that Russiαn forces have ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ d as many as 1,873 educational facilities so far, describing the ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ  as “colossal.” “The Armed Forces of ᴜᴋʀᴀɪɴᴇ  are restraining this offensive every day,” he added. Notably, the ᴡᴀʀ between the two countries continues to intensify and reached its day 89th on Monday, May 23.