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Russia says 771 Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal surrendered in last 24 hours, taking total to 1,730

Russia says 771 Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal surrendered in last 24 hours, taking total to 1,730


The Ukrainian navy reported on Thursday that Russian forces attempting to interrupt by means of to Sloviansk, in jap Ukraine’s Donetsk area, had suffered losses and retreated. 

Regardless of artillery and missile assaults by Russian forces on a large entrance over the previous 24 hours, there are not any indicators they’ve taken new territory.  

“The enemy carried out battle exercise in Velyka Komyshuvakha space with the assist of artillery; had no success, suffered important losses in some areas and was pressured to withdraw to beforehand occupied positions,” the Normal Workers of the Ukrainian armed forces claimed in its every day replace.

There was combating within the Velyka Komyshuvakha space since late April — because the Russians took management of Izium and tried to push towards Sloviansk — however the entrance traces have modified little. 

In Luhansk: On the opposite primary entrance, within the components of Luhansk area the Ukrainians nonetheless maintain, Russian plane have attacked a number of villages, based on the Normal Workers.

A Ukrainian primary battle tank drives on a road throughout mortar shelling in Severodonetsk, jap Ukraine, on Could 18. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Photographs)

Ukrainian defenses had been holding across the industrial metropolis of Severodonetsk, and Russian assault operations within the Zolote space had been unsuccessful, it stated.

Serhii Hayday, head of the Luhansk navy administration, stated Severodonetsk had suffered essentially the most within the newest assaults and confirmed that 4 civilians had been killed on Wednesday.

Elsewhere: Different areas additionally reported Russian artillery and missile strikes in a single day. Within the Dnipropetrovsk area within the south, the town navy administration in Kryvih Rih stated “there was enemy shelling alongside your entire line of contact throughout the night time.”

It stated there had been heavy shelling of residential areas of Velyka Kostromka, a city that lies some 20 miles south of Kryvih Rih that has been on the entrance traces for greater than a month.

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