,Russians continue trying to block Lysychansk and take control of the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway. – AFP pic, June 28, 2022.皇冠足球投注平台（www.hg9988.vip）是皇冠体育官方投注平台，开放皇冠信用网代理申请、信用网会员开户，线上投注的官方平台。
THE eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk continues to repel Russian attacks, local authorities said today, after Moscow’s troops took control of the neighbouring key city of Severodonetsk.
“Lysychansk keeps on defending,” Lugansk region governor Sergiy Gaiday said on Telegram.
According to Gaiday, of the 95,000 people that lived in the city before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, around 15,000 remain.
“The Lugansk region is becoming a total ruin. The damage to the villages is catastrophic,” he said.
“Russians continue trying to block Lysychansk and take control of the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway,” Gaiday said, referring to a key supply route to the city.
He also said that several people “had to undergo amputations”, after being wounded in a Russian strike yesterday. The strike killed eight people in Lysychansk and wounded 21 others.
Lysychansk is Russian forces’ next target in their bid to take the whole of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas area, made of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
Over the weekend, they captured Lysychansk’s twin city, Severodonetsk, after weeks of fierce fighting. – AFP, June 28, 2022.