Russia Ukraine conflict

Sustained bombardment seen in Severodonetsk

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

Shells and rockets were landing at regular intervals in the industrial city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, AFP journalists saw.

One building was on fire and the few civilians seen only ventured out in intervals between the bombing, quickly running back for cover when it resumed.

Severodonetsk is the easternmost city held by Ukrainian forces on the eastern frontline.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Russian forces have said they will focus their attacks in the south and east of the country, where they already hold large swathes of territory.

A UN humanitarian convoy of eight trucks reached the city on Tuesday, bringing food rations, flour, plastic sheeting and blankets for some 17,000 people, as well as four hospital electricity generators.

“Eastern Ukraine continues to bear the brunt of the intensifying hostilities, with thousands of people cut off from gas and water supplies and residential buildings repeatedly hit by shelling in Severodonetsk,” the UN humanitarian agency OCHA said.

One person was killed and five injured during shelling in the nearby town of Rubizhne on Tuesday and seven more “extricated themselves from the rubble,” the local governor Sergiy Gaiday said on social media.

Read more:

Russian strikes kill two in Donetsk region: Ukraine official

Dutch seize 14 yachts over Russia sanctions: Minister

Turkey moves Ukrainian embassy back to Kyiv

Top Content Trending