20% of Ukraine is under Russian control, according to President Zelensky
The war in Ukraine has left at least 7 people dead and 26 injured in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian officials said.
This is where most of the fights take place:
Donbass: The Ukrainian army said it repelled 13 enemy attacks in the direction of Donetsk and Luhansk – the two regions that make up Donbass – in the past 24 hours.
Northeast of Sloviansk in the Lyman region, Russian forces attempted to advance but “suffered casualties and retreated”, according to an update from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Most of” Severodonetsk, one of the last towns to resist Luhansk, was taken by Russia, a Ukrainian military official said.
South Ukraine: Two people were killed and two others injured on Wednesday in Mykolaiv, a southern town not far from the frontline, after Russia “fired on residential areas”, damaging two high-rise buildings and four houses, it said. regional managers.
“We are being bombarded from all sides,” said Vitalii Kim, head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, on Thursday.
Mykolaiv is not far from Kherson, which has been under Russian control since the start of the invasion. Kim said reports have emerged that Russian forces in Kherson “have started looting shops in Kherson” and “they are taking everything towards Crimea”, in case Ukrainian forces retake the city.
Regional officials said the situation in Kherson is “stably tense” with “fighting and shelling” continuing. Many regions are “without electricity, water and gas” and need “medicine and humanitarian aid”.
Further west, in southern Buh, six areas were targeted with mortars and artillery, and airstrikes were also launched from Mi-24 helicopters, regional officials said.
Zaporizhia: Two people were injured by shrapnel after Russian troops fired artillery at residential houses in Polohy district, the Zaporizhzhia military administration said.
Northeastern Ukraine: Russia’s main efforts in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, have “focused on keeping the borders occupied”, the military said. Regional officials said a woman was found dead under the rubble of a school after being shelled overnight; a man was also injured. Six other civilians were also injured after shelling two areas southeast and northeast of Kharkiv.
Russian forces withdrew from the city in May, leaving behind evidence of potential atrocities.
Three civilians in Sumy, a town northwest of Kharkiv, were injured after a Russian plane “fired three missiles” around midnight in an airstrike, destroying a house and damaging several others.
Western Ukraine: In Lviv, the city in western Ukraine that is home to countless internally displaced Ukrainians, five people were injured after Russia carried out a missile strike on Wednesday evening, targeting railways . Rail services have been impacted.