Between “glories” to Ukraine and planting their flag again in the city of Liman, Ukrainians celebrate the liberation of a key stronghold in the Donetsk region, one of four annexed by Russia on Friday.
The president of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, considers the city completely liberated, and has promised to continue advancing through the occupied territories.
In a video posted on his Telegram account. he has celebrated that “since 12:30 noon, Limán is completely clear”. “I thank our troops, our military. Glory to Ukraine,” Zelensky said.
Within the regions controlled by Russia, President Putin is focusing more on defending the strategic southern provinces (Kherson and Zaporizhia) than the eastern terrain (Donetsk and Luhansk), according to experts at the Institute for the Study of War in Russia. Washington.
The Russian Defense Ministry has reported the destruction of seven artillery and missile depots in that area.
31 civilians killed in Zaporizhia
In Zaporizhia, the dead of the brutal attack on a convoy of civilians on Friday are still being counted. There are already 31 dead, all but one were civilians.
According to local authorities, the Russians intentionally launched three rockets along the route of the caravan heading to the occupied area of the region.