Ukraine intensifies attacks against Russian-controlled areas

  • Ukrainian artillery destroyed Donetsk, the largest Russian-controlled city in the Donbass.
  • Ukraine’s missile attack on an ammunition warehouse can be considered a setback for Russia’s attack on Severodnetsk.
  • Russian missiles targeted Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv as well as oil refineries in the northeastern and central regions.

Ukraine intensified artillery and missile attacks against Russian-controlled parts of the Donbass region, targeting weapons depots and military bases in an effort to stall. a russian invasionWhile Moscow issued new salvos of long-range missiles – some of them shot down by air defenses – over cities across Ukraine.

The city of Donetsk, the largest in the Russian-controlled Donbass, this weekend came under the worst artillery barrage in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began in 2014. The attacks affected military facilities, according to video footage of ammunition depots burning, posted on local social media. Media channels, but civilian infrastructure was also damaged. Russian-appointed mayor of Donetsk, alexey kulemzinWhose office also came under shelling, said five civilians had been killed.