Russia hits Ukrainian positions and residential areas in the Donbass
- Russian forces launch an offensive as the fight for Severodonetsk intensifies.
- Kharkiv regional governor reports localized Russian attacks.
- The governor of Russia’s Bryansk region said a civilian was injured in shelling he said came from Ukraine.
MYKOLAYIV, Ukraine – Russian forces launched airstrikes and artillery attacks as they continued their offensive in eastern Ukraine and the fight for control of the key city of Severodonetsk intensified.
The upsurge in fighting comes a day after Ukrainian forces launched strikes against Russian positions, targeting arms depots and military bases in a bid to slow the Russian offensive until more Western weapons were deployed on the battlefield.