Russia-Ukraine conflict: Russian forces fired on the last few forts in Ukraine’s separatist-controlled eastern province on Friday. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station, killing at least 1,500 people and destroying 60 percent of residential buildings. Ukraine’s foreign minister has warned that without new shipments of foreign weapons, Ukrainian troops will not be able to prevent Russia from capturing Swarodonetsk and nearby Lishansk. These areas are important for Russia’s goal of conquering the entire industrial region of Donbass in Ukraine.
The city is the last area under Ukrainian control in Luhansk, one of the two provinces forming the territory. Russian forces made slow but steady progress as they bombed and tried to lay siege to both Lischansk and Schwartodnetsk.
,The Russians are constantly attacking,
Regional Governor Serhi Haidai wrote in the Telegram Post on Friday: “Russians are attacking residential areas. Swayarodonetsk residents have forgotten that the last time the city was quiet for at least half an hour. Four people have been killed in Russian firing in the past 24 hours.
At least 1,500 people have been killed in Swarodonetsk since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Mayor Alexander Strouk said late Thursday. He said about 12,000 to 13,000 people are still in the city, while the pre-war population was close to one million. He said 60 percent of the city’s residential buildings were destroyed in the attack. In Donetsk’s Donbass region, another province in the Donbass region, Russian-backed separatists have claimed control of the main railway station, Limon. It is located north of two major Ukrainian-controlled cities. However, no confirmation has yet been received from Ukrainian officials.
,We need heavy weapons,
Ukraine’s foreign minister, meanwhile, has called on Western nations to provide heavy weapons to help repel Russian forces. Foreign Minister Dmitry Coleba tweeted a video Thursday night in which he said, “We need heavy weapons. Russia is better than us in terms of heavy weapons. Without artillery and rocket launcher systems, we will not be able to overtake them.” I think the situation is worse than what people are saying. We need weapons. If you really care about Ukraine, give us weapons.