In the east of Ukraine, the fighting for the former city of Sievjerodonetsk is entering the decisive phase. The enemy is carrying out “assault activities in the area of the villages of Sieverodonetsk and Toshkivka in the area of Syeverodonetsk, and hostilities continue,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in its situation report on Tuesday.
Further Russian ground attacks are reported from the Bakhmut area a little further to the west. There the Russians attacked the villages of Solote, Komyschuvahka, Berestowe, Pokrowske and Dolomitne. The situation report states that the attacks were unsuccessful, but at the same time that they would be continued. The attacks around Bakhmut apparently aim to cut off the last metropolitan area in the Luhansk region held by Ukraine, Sievjerodonetsk – Lysychansk, and thus to wipe out the troops stationed there. (dpa)