War in Ukraine: the situation in the Lugansk region gets worse by the hour
Steph Deschamps / May 25, 2022
The situation on the ground in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine, where the Russian army has made progress in recent days, is getting worse by the hour, regional governor Sergei Gaidai said Tuesday. The situation is very difficult and unfortunately it is only getting worse. It is getting worse by the day, by the hour, he said in a video posted on his Telegram channel.
The shelling is increasingly intense and the Russian army has decided to completely destroy Severodonetsk, a strategic city northwest of Lugansk, which is being eliminated from the face of the Earth, he commented, calling the situation almost critical.
We are like Mariupol, a port in southeastern Ukraine ravaged by weeks of Russian bombing and intense fighting with the Ukrainian army, regional governor Sergei Gaidai compared Tuesday.
According to him, the Lugansk region is making maximum efforts so that (the Russians) cannot advance from the east of the country, especially towards the symbolic city of Sloviansk, recaptured from pro-Russian separatists by Kiev in 2014.
From today we can say that (the Russians) are trying to carry out a large-scale attack, concluded Sergei Gaidai. He added: And in the Donetsk region, the situation has also become much more complicated for the Ukrainian army.