At least 19 civilians have been killed, including a child, this Monday in Russian attacks in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, where a hospital and residences were bombed, Ukrainian military authorities reported. Nine civilians were killed and six others wounded in Donetsk, the head of the Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko reported, according to the local Ukrinform agency.
Three of the fatalities were recorded in Lyman, two in Avdiivka and the remaining four in Marinka, Klynove, Drobyshevo and Katerynivka, Kyrylenko wrote on the Telegram network. The head of the Donetsk military administration recalled that a total of 375 local residents were killed and a further 1,081 were injured in that region of eastern Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24.
In Lugansk, Russian troops have bombed a hospital and residential houses in Sievierodonetsk, killing at least 10 civilians, as reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration, Serhii Haidai, on Telegram. He added that nearly all the hospital buildings were damaged, and a research and development company “came under enemy fire.” The military chief said that the exact number of victims is unknown because it is very difficult to control the area due to continuous bombing.
According to the Ukraine Eastern Operational Tactical Group, his forces have caused losses to Russia of up to 178 military, five tanks, seven infantry fighting vehicles, two armored personnel carriers, two armored fighting vehicles, three multiple rocket launch systems, one artillery system, two mortar systems, five heavy artillery tractors and one vehicle unmanned aerial vehicle, according to the Ukrinform agency.
Since the invasion of February 24, 2022 and until this Monday, Russia has lost about 27,700 militaryreported the Joint Forces Task Force on Facebook. In addition, he added, Ukrainian air defense units shot down a Su-25 aircraft and three Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.
New evacuation in Azovstal
Meanwhile, the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, celebrated on Monday night the evacuation of 264 military personnel from the Azovstal plant, in the city of Mariúpol, after the ceasefire decreed by Moscow to carry out the evacuation of the wounded. “Thanks to the actions of the Ukrainian military, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the intelligence services, the negotiating team, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations, for saving the lives of our boys. Among them are the wounded seriously ill, to whom medical aid is being provided,” the president stressed.
In this context, Zelensky has stressed that “Ukraine needs living Ukrainian heroes”. “It is our main objective,” she added. Thus, I have explained that the work continues “to bring the boys home, a job that needs delicacy and time.” The Ukrainian president held a meeting on Monday with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva “on how to speed up the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine, given the state budget deficit during the war,” according to a statement from the Ukrainian Presidency. .
Zelensky has also explained, in his usual evening speech, that the Ukrainian authorities are working to accelerate Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and for the sanctions against Russia to be extended. Likewise, he has stressed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are repelling the constant attacks in the Donbas areas. “We do everything possible to protect our land and our people,” he has sentenced.