Ukrainian officials say Russia has targeted eastern Kharkiv and southern Odesa in the latest attacks.
According to the French news agency AFP, the governor of Kharkiv, Olig Senigbov, said that “the enemy has launched 15 attacks on the city and the surrounding area.” The occupiers have once again targeted important installations.
The governor of Odessa, Maxon Marshniko, has said that “the missile attack has targeted important installations and residential buildings have also been damaged.”
On the other hand, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned that the Russian army may capture the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine in the coming days.
His statement comes as Russia’s military outfit, the Wagner Mercenary Group, is leading a military operation in Bakhmut and claims it has captured part of the industrial city.
Wagner’s chief and Kremlin ally, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said his troops had taken control of the eastern part of Bakhmut.
The city is salt mined and had a population of 80,000 before the war.
After the Russian invasion, the fighting in Bakhmut is fierce and bloody. A large part of Ukraine has been destroyed in this war and millions of citizens have been displaced.
According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, “What we are seeing is that Russia is sending more troops and what it lacks in quality it is trying to make up for with quantity.”
He said that we cannot rule out that Russia may capture Bakhmut in the coming days.