After bloody battles, Ukraine battle will finish with diplomacy, Zelensky vows in anniversary interview 

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Not less than six folks have been killed in Russian assaults on the town of Severodonetsk in Ukraine’s Luhansk area previously day, the pinnacle of the regional navy administration mentioned Saturday.

The useless embrace two folks sheltering in a faculty basement, Serhiy Hayday mentioned, including that three folks had additionally been wounded when Russians fired on the college.

“Two folks died on the spot, three extra had been hospitalized. Two killed and one wounded are members of the identical household,” Hayday mentioned in a press release on Telegram.

Residents of Severodonetsk had been hiding for the reason that starting of the battle, based on Hayday.

Two girls had been killed by Russian shelling in Lysychansk and Privillia, and a person and a girl died close to their home in Severodonetsk, he mentioned, with out specifying how they died.

The Russians “have thrown all their forces and efforts into the assault on Severodonetsk and slicing off the Lysychansk-Bakhmut route, in order that we will’t evacuate folks, ship the humanitarian help or ship any provides or ammunition to our defenders,” the official added.

Luhansk is one among two areas of Ukraine that has been partly managed by Russian-backed separatists since 2014, together with Donetsk. The most recent part of the Russian invasion contains makes an attempt to take full management of the areas.

“Preventing is presently happening on the outskirts of Severodonetsk,” Hayday mentioned, asserting that Ukrainian forces had repulsed 11 enemy assaults. He mentioned Ukrainian defenders had destroyed Russian tanks, artillery techniques and fight autos within the preventing, and shot down two Russian drones.

A cooling tower on the Azot nitrogen ammonia plant in Severodonetsk caught hearth throughout a Russian assault, Hayday mentioned, however the hearth was extinguished and didn’t unfold.

He mentioned about 1,000 folks had been within the plant’s bomb shelters, and mentioned authorities have tried to offer these folks with all the things wanted: Mills, water and humanitarian help.

“Thank God, there usually are not many chemical substances there, as Azot was not working to its full capability, because it used to throughout Soviet occasions. However anyway there are the remnants of chemical substances, that are hazardous and extremely explosive,” he warned.

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