Russian invaders are trying to capture Popasna, Luhansk Oblast, and now control about half of the city, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai said on April 21.
According to him, street fighting is now going on non-stop in Popasna. There are about 2,500 citizens left in the city, living in the shelters and unable to go out due to the constant shelling.
Since the beginning of Russian full-scale invasion more than 100 people have been killed in Popasna, Haidai also said.
“The Russians currently control about half of the city,” he said. “We have no access to this area. From the occupied part of Popasna, the Russian invaders‘evacuate,’ that is, deport people to Pervomaisk. There are no surviving houses in Popasna. Currently, only military doctors can provide medical care.”
On the morning of April 21, Haidai said that the Russian invaders had seized 80% of Luhansk Oblast. The fighting continues and the situation may changeat any time, he said.