- According to Governor Valentyn Reznichenko, more than 50 Russian Grad rockets blasted the city of Nikopol on the Dnipro River in the south, killing two persons who were discovered in the ruins.
- According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian defence ministry on Friday, the strikes have severely weakened Russia's offensive capability and are wrecking havoc on its supply routes.
Following Moscow’s announcement that its forces would intensify military operations in “all operating zones,” a Ukrainian military officer claimed that Russia is getting ready for the next phase of its invasion in Ukraine.
In recent days, cities have been bombarded by Russian rockets and missiles, according to Kyiv.
According to Vadym Skibitskyi, a spokesman for Ukrainian military intelligence, “It is not just missile strikes from the air and the sea.” “We can see shelling along the entire front line and line of contact. Attack helicopters and tactical aviation are both actively used.
“Clearly, the offensive’s next phase is already being prepared for.”
The Russian military, according to the Ukrainian military, appeared to be reorganising units in preparation for an offensive against Sloviansk, a symbolic Ukrainian city held in the eastern Donetsk region.
In response to pressure from Ukrainian forces and promises from Ukrainian authorities to drive Russia out, the British Defense Ministry reported on Sunday that Russia was fortifying its defensive positions throughout the southern Ukrainian regions it controls.
As the war started by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 escalates, Ukraine reports that at least 40 people have died as a result of Russian shelling of urban areas over the past three days.
According to Oleh Synehubov, the regional governor, rockets struck the northeastern town of Chuhuiv in the Kharkiv area on Friday night, killing three people, including a woman in her 70s, and injuring three more.
“Why did three persons lose their lives? Who knows? because Putin became insane? “asked 83-year-old resident and distressed Raisa Shapoval as she sat in the wreckage of her house.
According to Governor Valentyn Reznichenko, more than 50 Russian Grad rockets blasted the city of Nikopol on the Dnipro River in the south, killing two persons who were discovered in the ruins.
Moscow claims it is using high-precision munitions to weaken Ukraine’s military establishment and safeguard its own security, calling the invasion a “special military operation” meant to demilitarise its neighbour and expel nationalists. Russia has consistently denied intentionally attacking civilians.
Kiev and the West claim that the conflict is an unjustified attempt by Moscow to retake control of a nation that was liberated from its domination in 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated.
According to a statement from the ministry, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed military troops to step up operations to thwart Ukrainian strikes on eastern Ukraine and other Russian-controlled regions, where he claimed Kiev may damage civilian infrastructure or civilians.
His comments appeared to be a direct response to what Kyiv claims to be a series of effective strikes carried out utilising numerous multiple launch rocket systems recently supplied by the West on 30 Russian logistics and ammo centres.
According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian defence ministry on Friday, the strikes have severely weakened Russia’s offensive capability and are wrecking havoc on its supply routes.
Six high mobility artillery rockets developed in the United States, according to separatists with support from Russia, were fired by Ukraine on Saturday at the town of Alchevsk, which lies east of Sloviansk. According to the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), two civilians were killed and a bus storage, health camp, and apartments were all damaged in the airstrikes.
Ukraine, which claims to solely target military installations, did not respond right away.