Russian invaders continue to besiege the city of Severodonetsk in Luhansk Oblast, reported the head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Hayday, via Telegram messenger on June 2.
Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops have targeted the Azot chemical plant, one of the largest chemical plants in the country, several times.
According to Hayday, Russian attacks hit one of the administrative buildings and a warehouse where methanol was being stored. Additionally, the Lysychansk city hospital was damaged.
“The Russians are destroying and plundering our oblast,” said Hayday.
52 private residences were also damaged by Russian attacks.
“The oblast is losing 50-60 buildings per day,” Hayday said.
“In the villages and settlements that the Russians are attacking, entire streets of housing are being burned out. Sixteen houses were damaged in Gorsky, fifteen in Lysychansk, nine in Vrubovka, six in Severodonetsk, four in Novodruzhesk, and two in Mykolaivka.”
The invading Russian forces are trying to establish control over Severodonetsk and surround defending Ukrainian positions.
The Russian invaders have so far occupied about 80% of the regional center, including the eastern quarters of the city, reported Hayday.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine made attempts at counterattack in the city and captured six invaders on the evening of June 1.
According to the mayor of Severodonetsk, Oleksandr Stryuk, 12-13,000 people remain in the city, living under constant shelling.