Ukraine: Around 10,000 civilians left in Severodonetsk (Governor)

Ukraine: Around 10,000 civilians left in Severodonetsk (Governor)

About 10,000 civilians are still in the town of Severodonetsk, a key Donbass town that the Russians have been trying to capture for weeks, Serguiï Gaïdaï, the governor of the Lugansk region, said on Thursday.

“For almost four months they (the Russians) have dreamed of controlling Severodonetsk, where out of 100,000 inhabitants there are about 10,000 left, not counting the victims,” ​​the governor said in Telegram.

According to him, “the Russian army loses hundreds of fighters, but finds reserves and continues to destroy Severodonetsk.” But “our soldiers are holding the defense,” he said.

Severodonetsk has been under constant bombardment, including street fighting, for several weeks. The three bridges that connected it to the neighboring town of Lysytchansk are now destroyed.