Russian troops assault Ukrainian settlement near occupied Luhansk

1 May, 12:44 PM
Consequences of shelling by Russian troops in Luhansk region (Photo:Serhiy Haidai/Telegram)

Consequences of shelling by Russian troops in Luhansk region (Photo:Serhiy Haidai/Telegram)

Russian forces in Ukraine’s Luhansk oblast fired at residential areas 19 times in one day, destroying 12 houses and killing a civilian, head of the regional administration, Serhiy Haidai, said in a Telegram post on May 1.

Six intense artillery strikes were launched against Severodonetsk and Lysychansk each, with Rubizhne and areas near Popasna being shelled three times each. 12 houses were damaged beyond repair.

“Five of those are residential high-rises in Severodonetsk, with two more in Rubizhne,” said Haidai.

“Two more private homes were set on fire there (in Rubizhne); the council hall, an apartment building, and a school were destroyed in Komyshuvakha; a gas pipe was damaged in Lysychansk.”

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One man was reported to have been killed by Russian attacks in Novodruzhesk.

After capturing Novotoshkivske, Russia is focusing on assaulting Orikhove.

“Intense small arms urban fighting – street by street – is ongoing (in Orikhove),” Haidai’s message reads.

He reported that a Russian assault, advancing under the cover of artillery and tank fire, attempted to attack the hamlet of Vilne, but was pushed back. Additionally, Russian air strikes struck the villages of Katerynivka and Nyzhne, and 70% of the village of Zolote-3 has been destroyed.

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