and managed Ukrainian air force of the downing of a Russian Orlan-10 drone, according to the Ukrainian General Staff.
In the past 24 hours, 13 civilians were killed by Russian bombing over the eastern Ukraine’s Lugansk region, according to the region’s governor, Sergey Gaidai.
Gaidai said 12 people were killed in the town of Severodonesk, where a Russian attack in the area had failed.
Sivir, Donetsk, and Lysichansk constitute the last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in the region LuganskRussian soldiers besieged these two areas, which are separated by a river.
On the other hand, he announced Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyOn Friday, the Russian forces intensified their pressure in the Donbass region, which turned it into a “hell”, considering on the other hand that the huge aid that Washington announced to provide to Kiev constitutes an investment in the security of the West.
“The Ukrainian armed forces continue to make progress in the liberation of the Kharkiv region, but the occupiers are trying to increase pressure in Donbass. It is hell, and this is not an exaggeration,” Zelensky added.
Russia announced Thursday that about 800 Ukrainian soldiers who were holed up in the Azovstal steel complex in Mariupol had surrendered during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of surrenders to 1,730 since Monday.
Kyiv has not spoken of a surrender, and Ukrainian officials refuse to comment at this point, but Zelensky on Monday spoke of an “evacuation” aimed at protecting the lives of these Ukrainian “heroes” through international mediation.