At least 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a Russian artillery bombardment on their military installation on Sunday, according to Ukrainian officials.
The incident took occurred in Okhtyrka, which is now under Russian siege in the Sumy area. On Monday, rescuers were still combing through the wreckage in search of survivors.
“Eternal honour to the heroes of Ukraine,” Ukraine’s Parliament tweeted as a tribute to the troops. They were allegedly murdered by Grad rockets, according to parliament.
‼️ В Охтирці ворожі «гради» вдарили по військовій частині. Загинуло 70 військовослужбовців.— Верховна Рада України (@verkhovna_rada) March 1, 2022
Про це повідомив голова Сумської ОДА Дмитро Живицький.
Вічна пам‘ять та слава Героям України🕯
In Okhtyrka, enemy “hail” struck a military unit. 70 servicemen were killed.Translation
This was announced by the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi. Eternal memory and glory to the Heroes of Ukraine 🕯
How Much Ukraine Area Does Russia Controls So Far:
The Institute for the Study of War, located in the United States, has provided the most recent report on the conflict in Ukraine.
According to observers, there is a short lull on Day 6 while Russia reorganises its attacks against a Ukrainian defence that has proven to be far more formidable than Moscow anticipated.
Here’s how some of the country’s most important contests are shaping up:
Kyiv (capital): So far, Ukraine’s defence has been solid. Russian action is now restricted while they await reinforcements. Analysts believe that in the next hours, they will restart their assault with increased vigour.
If Russia keeps deploying soldiers, Ukraine won’t be able to stop them from surrounding the city, but they will make Russia’s attempt to take control of it “very costly and maybe unsuccessful,” analysts say.
In the last 48 hours, Russia’s onslaught on Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv (northwest), has increased.
Here, Russian soldiers are now using tube and rocket artillery. These are killing and injuring many more civilians. Ukraine officials believe dozens of people have killed in Kharkiv so far.
Russia has also been accused of employing prohibited weapons, such as a thermobaric weapon or a vacuum bomb. These stories have yet to be verified by the BBC.
Russian gains in southern Ukraine have slowed in recent days, observers say, compared to the early days of the conflict. This might be because Russia is massing forces in preparation for a “decisive” strike on Mariupol and potentially Zaporizhia in the east.
After shelling in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk on Tuesday, buildings were set on fire and automobiles were wrecked. According to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, many areas of the city lost electricity as a result of the blasts. “How much longer till this is over?” one resident said, apparently disturbed.