The city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine fell completely into the hands of the Russians after months of bombardment.
Severodonetsk Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk also confirmed that the Russians have completely occupied the city.
The Ukrainian army also announced that the Ukrainian soldiers resisting the Russian forces had withdrawn from the city. “After the withdrawal, the enemy is consolidating their positions in the city,” the army said in a statement.
Ukrainian military intelligence announced that the soldiers withdrawing from Severodonetsk to gain tactical advantage were redeployed to high places in Lyschank.
It is stated that the Russians continue to bomb the Azot chemical plant in the city, where hundreds of civilians took shelter, along with some soldiers.
In the Luhansk region, the resistance of the soldiers continues in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Lysychansk.
Following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Severodonetsk, it was announced that Russian forces tried to blockade Lysychansk from the south.
Andrei Marochko, spokesman for the pro-Russian separatist forces in the region, claimed that his troops entered Lysychansk and clashes took place in the city centre.
It was also reported that Russia is supporting additional forces in the region.
Russia launched dozens of missile attacks on military bases in the west and north of Ukraine.
It was reported that about 30 Russian rockets were launched into the Jitomir region, and one Ukrainian soldier was killed.
The rocket raid on Kharkov caused great damage.
It was announced that 5 cruise missiles hit the city of Mykolaiv and there were people who lost their lives.