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Russians push attacks on cities in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine, Kyiv— Russian troops are attacking the city of Lysychansik and its surroundings. Attempts to occupy the last resistance base in Luhansk Oblast, eastern Ukraine,Governor said Saturday.

Ukrainian fighters have spent weeks defending the city and preventing it from falling into Russia, as neighboring Sieviero Donetsk did a week ago. The Russian Defense Ministry recently said the military controls an oil refinery on the edge of Lysychans'k, but Governor Luhansk Oblast reported on Friday that the fight for the facility was ongoing.

"Today, the occupiers fired from all types of weapons available," Haidai said in a Telegram messaging app on Saturday.

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Construction site of an apartment under construction for Mariupol's residents affected by hostilities in Mariupol's government jurisdiction Cement truck parked in Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, July 1, 2022. (AP photo) / AP

Donetsk, adjacent to Luhansk, has focused on attacks since Russia withdrew from northern Ukraine and the capital Kib in the spring. Go up the combined Donetsk area.

Pro-Russian separatists have held parts of both states since 2014, and Moscow is all about Luhansk and Donetsk. Is recognized as a sovereign republic. The Syrian government also acknowledged two areas of "independence and sovereignty" on Wednesday and said it would work to establish diplomatic relations with separatists.

In Slovyansk, the main city of Donetsk, still under Ukrainian control, four people were killed when Russian troops fired cluster munitions late Friday, Mayor VadymLyakh said on Facebook. He said the attacked neighborhood did not contain potential military targets.

Elsewhere, investigators killed 21 people at the beginning of Fridaycombed the remains of a Russian airstrike in a residential area near the port of Odesa in Ukraine. ..

Ukrainian prosecutor Iryna Venediktowa said investigators are recovering debris from missiles that struck an apartment in the small coastal town of Serhifka. She also said they were making measurements to determine the trajectory of the weapon.

"We are taking all necessary investigative measures to identify certain people convicted of this horrific war crime," said Benedictova.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said three anti-ship missiles attacked a "normal house, nine-story building" that accommodates about 160 people. He said the victims of the Friday attack also included four members of the family staying at a "typical" seaside campsite.

'I emphasize: this is a deliberate direct Russian terrorist attack, not some mistakes or accidental missile attacks, "Zelensky said. Ship missiles generally do not have accurate accuracy with respect to ground targets. He states that Russia is likely to be using such missiles due to the lack of more accurate weapons.

The Kremlin repeatedly claims that the Russian army is targeting fuel depots. Missiles also recently attacked Kib's apartments and shopping centers in the central city of Kremenchuk, but military facilities rather than residential areas.

On Saturday, Kremenchuk Mayor Vitaly Maretsky said the death toll from the Mohr attack was

Ukrainian authorities equipped a missile attack in Odesa with a symbolic and strategic signature. Interpreted in return for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the nearby Black Sea Island. Importance in the war that began with Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24th.

Moscow described the departure from Snake Island as a "good faith gesture" and helped block grain exports.

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