LIVE – War in Ukraine: Three dead after “strong explosions” in Russian city of Belgorod

Adviser Zelensky suggests that Lysizansk may fall to the Russians

Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, indicated that the city of Lisitsansk, located in the Donbass, could fall to the Russians after several days of critical battles.

The same adviser indicated that Russian forces had crossed the river Chivarsky Donets and were approaching the area from the north.

“It is indeed a threat. We will see. I am not ruling out any scenario. Things will become clear in a couple of days,” he said. Guardian and Reuters.

Russian media claim Ukrainians have bombed the airport in the occupied city of Melitopol.

Moscow-controlled Russian media outlet RIA Novosti confirmed shelling of the occupied city of Melitopol by Ukrainian forces, as reported by the Kyiv Independent.

Two blasts intervened during the night from Saturday to Sunday. Kyiv has not yet confirmed or denied this information.

Four civilians have been killed in Sloviansk since Friday

Sloviansk has been under round-the-clock rocket fire that has hit residential areas for at least a week, killing at least four civilians and injuring 12 since Friday morning, according to the governor of Donetsk region, Pavlo Kirilenko.

A rocket attack that hit residential homes on Friday evening killed a woman in her garden and injured her husband, neighbors told an AFP journalist on Saturday, showing the damage to the buildings.

The city’s mayor, Vadim Liak, accused Russian forces of using cluster bombs, which Moscow is not a party to and is prohibited by international treaties.

At least three people died in the Russian city of Belgorod, which was targeted by “strong explosions” this Sunday

Vyacheslav Klatkov, governor of the region where the Russian city of Belgorod is located, pointed out early this Sunday morning. telegram That area was targeted by the strikes, though without specifying their origin.

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At least 11 residential buildings and 39 houses were targeted. Three people are said to have died in the strikes and two others were taken to hospital. An adult, in critical condition, and a 10-year-old child.

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An even more chaotic situation in Lysytchansk

Lisitsansk, a city in the Donbass that has been engulfed in heavy fighting for days, is in chaos this Sunday.

In a video posted on social media, Chechen fighters filmed what happened to them in the city. Pro-Russian separatists announced on Saturday that they had completely encircled the area.

The information, which was immediately denied by Ukrainian civil servants, claimed that Lyssytchansk remained under Ukrainian control, with 15,000 civilians still there, out of the roughly 100,000 who lived there before the war.

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