Fighting in Severodonetsk; Zelenskyy asks for weapons
Severodonetsk is a strategic Donbas location where heavy fighting has been taking place between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
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The streets of an important eastern Ukrainian city are witness to intense fighting as Moscow attempts to invade. Kyiv appealed to the West to provide more weapons in order to stop the Russian invasion.
According to an U.K. Ministry of Defence update on June 11, Severodonetsk is an east Ukrainian city that became the focal point of Russia’s invasion in eastern Ukraine. There are likely many casualties for both sides.
The ministry stated on Twitter that “intense street-to-street fighting continues and both sides are likely to suffer high numbers of casualties.” In an effort to overthrow Ukrainian defenses, Russia is setting up a mass fire with artillery and its air capability.
According to the ministry, Russian forces are not in a position to seize control over the South of the City.
Volodymyr Zeleskyy, the President of Ukraine, has spoken out in support for Severodonetsk may decide the outcome for the east of Ukraine. The fighting in Donbas, Ukraine was “probably the most difficult during this war,” he said.
Donetsk (or Luhansk) is the easternmost region of Ukraine, and it refers to both Donetsk or Luhansk. This is a key strategic, economic and political target for Kremlin.
Zelenskyy stated that “very fierce fighting continues” in Donbas in his evening address of June 11. Russia wants to demolish every Donbas city.
“The Ukrainian troops have done everything possible to stop the invasion of the occupiers. To the extent possible. As much as the heavy weapons, modern artillery — all that we have asked and continue to ask our partners for — allow them to,” he said.
Ukraine wants faster weapons deliveries from the West, as war in east is predominantly an artillery fight where Ukrainians are heavily outgunned. according to Reuters, citing the country’s officials.
Everything now depends upon what the West gives us. According to Vadym skibitsky, Ukraine’s deputy head for military intelligence and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Ukraine only has one piece of artillery.
Now, the country has placed its trust in rocket systems U.S.A. and U.K. promised would be sent.
This week, the U.K. stated earlier that it will send Ukraine multiple-launch rocket systemsIn a coordinated operation with the United States, it can hit targets 50 miles from its base. Washington declared it would supply Ukraine with High Mobility Artillery Rocket SystemsThe can cover more than 43 miles.
Many of these rocket systems have been used by Russia to attack Ukrainian defense forces. They are more effective than artillery guns and can travel farther.