Russia launched heavy air strikes on all fronts, Ukraine accused Russia of wanting to “remove Severodonetsk from the face of the earth”.
Russia hit the aircraft engine factory for the second time
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian military destroyed the production workshops of the aircraft engine and helicopter engine company Motor Sich in Zaporizhzhia in southeastern Ukraine with ground and rocket missiles. long range precision air.
Motor Sich is a manufacturing plant that produces aircraft engines for the Ukrainian Air Force, including drone engines. On April 26, a Russian missile also hit a Motor Sich factory. This plant produces engines for the Bayraktar TB2 – a medium-altitude, long-duration unmanned combat vehicle capable of performing autonomous or remote-controlled flight operations.
In addition, Russian missiles also hit three Ukrainian command posts, including the headquarters of the 14th Mechanized Brigade, a communication center, a radio technical center of the Ukrainian army.
The logistics center of the 72nd motorized infantry brigade, 2 refueling bases, 2 anti-aircraft radar stations and 16 areas of concentration of manpower and equipment of the armed forces of Ukraine were also hit.
In the Mykolaiv region, Russian air defenses shot down a Mi-8 . helicopter
Ukraine accuses Russia of firing at residential areas
According to Ukrainian officials, on May 25, Russia fired missiles at the regions of Dnipropetrovsk in the center and Zaporizhzhia in the southeast, causing heavy damage to the Ukrainian side.
The Zaporizhzhia Regional Council said Russia had fired four cruise missiles into the region, one of which was shot down by Ukrainian air defenses. At least 1 person was killed and 3 others were injured, 62 buildings in residential areas were damaged.
In Dnipropetrovsk, air raid sirens sounded throughout the night. Early this morning, Russia fired 3 missiles into this area, hitting an industrial area.
The representative of the civil-military administration of the Kherson – Zaporizhzhia region established by Russia expressed his desire to merge this region with Russia: “The Zaporozhzhia region, after being completely liberated from the Ukrainian nationalists, will aim to become part of Russia.”
He “affirms that there can only be one future for the Zaporozhzhia Region: “It must be part of Russia, should become an official constituent entity of the Russian Federation. We don’t need the gray zone, we don’t need the Zaporozhye People’s Republic. We want to be part of Russia as it has been for hundreds of years.”
The population of the Zaporozhzhia Region is entirely Russian, so it will take several months to fully adapt. More and more people are actively supporting cooperation with Russia, Rogov said.
‘They simply erased Sievierodonetsk from the face of the earth’
Russian troops are advancing in eastern Ukraine and attacking key cities, especially the industrial city of Severodonetsk, AFP reported.
Sergiy Gaidai, governor of the eastern Lugansk region, said Severodonetsk was being hit by air strikes, rockets, artillery and mortars in an attempt to consolidate control of the province and push deeper into Ukraine.
“The situation is very difficult and it is getting worse and worse,” Gaidai said. He called it “an all-out offensive in all directions”.
“The Russian army has decided to completely destroy Severodonetsk. They are simply erasing Sievierodonetsk from the face of the earth,” he said.
Gaidai said thousands of troops had been sent to capture the Lugansk region, adding that the bombardment of Severodonetsk was so intense that it was too late for its 15,000 civilians to leave.
In Moscow, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made it clear that Russia is pursuing a long war.
The Kyiv Independent newspaper quoted the mayor of Kramatorsk city in the Donetsk region, Oleksandr Honcharenko, as saying that the Russian missile hit a residential area in Kramatorsk, destroying or damaging a number of residential buildings but did not cause casualties. .
at Blogtuan.info – Source: danviet.vn – Read the original article here