ISLAMABAD, June 05 ( Alliance News): Russian forces on Thursday targeted Ukrainian positions in the Donbas region, while on the 100th day of the war, Kyiv said Moscow now controls 20 percent of Ukraine’s territory.
According to foreign media that Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, but after a strong reaction from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, now Vladimir Putin is armed. The military’s focus is on occupying eastern Ukraine.
“Today, about 20% of our territory is under the control of the occupiers,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told lawmakers in Luxembourg.
He said the Russian offensive, which was entering its 100th day on Friday, had allowed Moscow to occupy more territory than the combined territory of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
He said thousands had been killed and millions had been displaced, with eastern Ukraine now suffering the brunt of Russian aggression, with about 100 Ukrainian soldiers being killed daily.
Fighting continues on the streets of Severodontsk, the industrial center of Luhansk, part of Donbass, which is under Russian attack. The city is a major target for Russia, which already occupies 80% of its territory Governor Sergei Gade has vowed that Ukrainian forces will fight Russian forces to the last.
Russian troops opened fire on an administrative building and a warehouse where methanol was stored.
Residents of the town of Sloviansk said the bombing was carried out by Russian troops about 80 kilometers from Sevrodonistic.
Paramedic Ekaterina Peredenenko, 24, said she had returned to the city only five days earlier but thought she would have to return.
Leonid, a 79-year-old retiree, said: “It’s very difficult to live here, there’s gunfire everywhere, there’s a terrible atmosphere, there’s no water, no electricity, no gas,” he said. Will
The commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, Valery Zlozny, has estimated that the worst situation is in the Luhansk region, where the enemy is trying to destroy our units.
Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden announced that Washington was sending more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russia’s Kremlin, has accused Washington of “fueling the fire,” although US officials have made it clear that Ukraine has promised to allow them to carry out attacks inside Russia. Will not use weapons.
In addition to providing arms to Ukraine, Western allies have sought to end Russia’s financial “lifeline” in order to force Russian President Putin to change course.