Russian troops appear to be stuck in the rage of fighting in Donbus

Russian troops appear to be stuck in the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine, despite “significant efforts” in the Izyum and Severodonetsk regions to open a breakthrough in Kramatorsk, the main city of Ukraine-controlled coal basins. rice field. Follow FRANCE24’s live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2).

7:43 am: Deputy Prime Minister Duma visits Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Kherson: Report

Russia’s senior councilor Anna Kuznetsova visited the Russian-occupied territories of Kherson, Ukraine, to discuss the social and medical needs of the local population, the state’s RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

The report could not be confirmed independently.

Kherson was the first region to be annexed after Moscow stated that it had gained full control of the region in April, with sporadic anti-Russian protests.

Russia’s Duma or Deputy Prime Minister of the House of Representatives, Kuznetsova, has discussed the supply of food, medical and other products needed by children, the RIA reported.

4:33 am: Fierce battle in the Donbus region

Fierce fighting is intensifying in the eastern Donbus region of Ukraine, according to local officials.

“There is fierce fighting on the border with the Donetsk region near Popasna,” Lugansk Governor Sergei Gaidai said in a Facebook post late Friday. He added that there was a significant loss of personnel and equipment on the Russian side.

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Friday that Ukrainian troops “successfully” repelled Russia’s attempt to cross the Donets River west of Severodonetsk.

(France24 with AP, AFP and Reuters)

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