“In many back towns now” one feels relieved, “but the war is not over, its brutality is increasing in some places and it cannot be forgotten.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said via Telegram, making an appeal to Ukrainians to “help the army, help volunteers, help all those who are left alone at this moment”, and “spread the truth about the war and the crimes of the occupiers.” He adds: “No matter how difficult it is today, we have to remember what will happen tomorrow. And tomorrow it can bring the greatest benefit to Ukraine.” Zelensky, reports Okranska Pravda, said that a special conference will be held on Monday in Lugano, Switzerland, on the reconstruction of Ukraine, where Kyiv will present its plan.
Zelensky reported that since the outbreak of war on February 24, the territories of 10 regions of Ukraine have been affected and 1,027 towns and villages have since been liberated. In the usual video message taken by Ukranska Pravda, before the International Conference on Reconstruction scheduled for Monday in Lugano, Zelensky added that another 2,610 are still under Russian occupation and many of them will have to be reconstructed.
“Fierce hostilities continue along the entire front line, in the Donbass,” the Ukrainian president said in his evening speech to Ukrenform, explaining that “the epicenter, of course, is in the cities of the Lugansk region.” “The activity of the enemy in the Kharkiv region is escalating. We managed to get the occupiers out of Ivanivka in the Kherson region, and we are still pressing in the south of our country,” Zelensky added.
After capturing Severodonetsk, Russian forces continued to strike the twin city of Lyschansk, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the Lugansk Territory, trying to make their way to Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, and Donetsk and conquer the entire Donbass. “Lisichansk is ours! We are in the middle,” cheers Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Vladimir Putin, who also announced the fall of Severodonetsk several weeks before it actually happened. The pro-Russian separatists themselves only state that the city is “totally surrounded” and that “Ukrainian forces are unable to get out”. However, the capture of Lysychansk would be only “mere hours”, as the Chechens insist.
For its part, Kyiv denies and speaks of violent clashes, while according to the latest report of the British 007 in Lysichansk, Russian forces are making “slight progress”, with air and artillery attacks, and Ukrainian forces may continue to repel the Russian forces. In the southeastern suburb of the city. “On the last day the occupiers opened fire with all kinds of available weapons – said Lugansk governor Sergei Gaidai -. Houses in the villages that were attacked are burning one by one. With such a high intensity of bombardment, we only have time to save the wounded and eliminate the fires on a large scale ” . The Russians threw cluster bombs on the city of Slovensk, killing 4 people and wounding 7 others, according to the head of the city administration Vadim Lyakh, while rescuers in Kremenchug, central Ukraine, finished removing rubble from the center. Rocket June 27: The official death toll has risen to at least 21 dead and 66 wounded, according to state emergency services that have recovered 29 body fragments from the rubble.
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Rockets also continue to rain in the northeastern Sumy region: there have been at least 270 rockets in the past 24 hours alone, according to local authorities. The attacks resulted in the injury of a 64-year-old woman in the Shalyginsk region. “There is also damage to infrastructure: civilian houses, farms, electricity networks and a water tower,” said Governor Dmytro Zivitsky. Even Mykolaiv, the southern city that serves as a shield for Odessa, woke up to the sound of thunderous explosions: 10 missiles were to be launched from occupied areas in neighboring Kherson against the port and other industrial infrastructure, according to local sources without providing. Budget any victims. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused Ukraine of firing missiles into its territory, which were reportedly shot down.
In Lviv, in the west of the country near the Polish border, regional defense is conducting additional exercises in the event of a ground attack from Belarus, Mayor Andrei Sadovy said. But for President Zelensky’s adviser, Mikhailo Podolyak, Russia is using rumors of a possible attack from Minsk only to sow panic among Ukrainians. Meanwhile, London has responded to the new indictment of other British citizens captured by the Russians in Donbass, who risk the death penalty like three other “mercenaries”. A British Foreign Office spokesman said: “We condemn the political exploitation of prisoners of war and civilians and have spoken with Russia. – We are in constant contact with the Ukrainian government on their cases and fully support Ukraine in their cases…his efforts to release them.”