Russia captures 70% of Severodonesk city, read latest news of Ukraine war

News of Russia-Ukraine War: On the 113th day of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Russian forces appeared to be gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. Russian troops are destroying a consignment of weapons from the West. As a result, Ukraine’s military is short of weapons. On the other hand, the collapse of all three bridges leading to the Ukrainian city of Severodonsk has made life difficult in the region. The report states that 70% of the city of Severodonsk is now under Russian control.

The Russian military is advancing rapidly in the eastern part of Ukraine. European countries are also under increasing pressure to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin in view of the increase in Russian troops. The Russian military is advancing rapidly towards Lysichansk, a sensitive part of Ukraine. On the other hand, some European leaders have advised their top officials to take the path of dialogue.

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The Ukrainian army has almost lost control of the eastern part of the country. The Ukrainian army was approaching the city of Sverdlovsk by a large bridge. Now the Russian army has blown up the bridge and closed the supply route.

Ukrainian troops are present in large numbers, but they lack weapons and ammunition. However, the Russian military has suffered heavy losses in the southern part of Ukraine, especially in the Kharkiv region.

The battle for control of Sevrodonitsk has been going on for days. If Russia occupies this part, its grip on eastern Ukraine will be strengthened. Russian forces have suffered heavy casualties in reaching the area.

A few days ago, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky even told the dead city of Severodonsk. The Russian military has used heavy weapons here. In addition, war was fought on the city streets. However, the Russian military is also expected to suffer heavy losses here.

The town of Kharkiv, which was captured by Russia a month ago, is now strengthening its Ukrainian forces. The New York Times also quoted Ukrainian officials as saying. However, the Ukrainian army is still 18 kilometers away from Kharsoon.

Zelensky expects a major decision on arms supplies to Ukraine to be made at the G-7 summit later this month. The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy also had a one-on-one meeting on this issue recently.

Another mass grave has been found in a forest near the city of Boca, on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv. Many of the dead were found with their hands tied behind their backs. The excavations come as Ukraine’s police chief says authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of more than 12,000 people since the Russian offensive began on February 24.

Russian-backed separatists have claimed that five people were killed and 22 wounded in an attack by Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

A Ukrainian air strike on a maternity hospital in Donetsk has set it on fire. When the panic spread, the patients were sent to the basement. No response has been received from Kyiv in this regard.

This time around, 48.85 million tons of food is estimated to have come from farms that escaped Russian military aggression. It contains 20 million tonnes of wheat, compared to 86 million tonnes last year in peacetime.

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First publication: June 15, 2022, 11:58 AM IST