Intense fighting continues inside Severodonetsk, one of the last holdouts for Ukraine in the Luhansk region, and more widely, the entirety of the country’s eastern Donbas, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzianyk said in a briefing this Monday.

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"High-intensity hostilities" continue in Severodonetsk, where Ukrainian troops fight to repel Russia’s advances, Motuzianyk said.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, said that "the enemy concentrated its main efforts in the north of Luhansk region. He uses artillery en masse and unfortunately has a tenfold fire superiority."

"The situation is complicated, in particular, in the city of Severodonetsk. Up to 7 battalion tactical groups were deployed by the enemy there. Despite the heavy fire, we managed to stop the enemy," he stated on Sunday.

A frontline

  • Ukraine has a frontline width of 2450 km, among which 1105 km are active hostilities.
  • Failing in the Luhansk direction, the Russian occupation forces resumed shelling the residential areas of Kharkiv, which requires us to take adequate action.
  • The armed forces of the Russian Federation continue to deliver artillery and mortar fire at our defense forces units in the Chernihiv and Sumy regions. We're firing back.