The Ukrainian army has enough clout to withstand Russian attacks in the eastern city of Severodonetsk, the city’s mayor says.
According to him, there is heavy fighting in the streets, but neither side appears to have any intention of withdrawing.
According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Russia is not sparing any soldiers or equipment in the siege of the city. They are using all available resources to gain control of the city, the ministry said.
The governor of the Luhansk region said on Monday that the Russians were being pushed back and that the city has been divided in two. Previously, the Russians still occupied 70 percent of Severodonetsk.