In the aftermath of the bankruptcy meeting in Turkey to create a corridor for wheat, Moscow blackmails the West: wheat can only leave if the sanctions against Russia are lifted. For Ankara it is a “legitimate request”. A Russian raid school in Bakhmut and two hospitals in Severodonetsk and Rubizhne destroyed. But Kiev refuses to surrender
Luhansk head of administration: “Azot chemical plant targeted”
Russian troops are bombing both industrial facilities and civilian neighborhoods in the Luhansk region. The head of the regional military administration Sergey Gaidai wrote on Facebook. «The enemies – he declared – continue to search without success for the weak points in the defense of Severodonetsk, while shooting at peaceful neighborhoods and industrial structures in the Luhansk region. During the night they targeted the Severodonetsk Azot chemical plant twice, damaging at least two structures, one of which is used to produce ammonia ».
Kiev: Moscow deploys more tanks near Zaporizhzhia
Russia has deployed another 30 T-62 tanks in Vasylivka, a village about 35 kilometers south of Zaporizhzhia (south): Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk said, according to the Kyiv Independent.
In Severodonetsk a raid on hospitals: a school also hit
The fighting around Severodonetsk continues “ferociously” but the Ukrainians are increasingly in difficulty, and local authorities are starting to evoke the possibility of withdrawal from the last great Lugansk outpost. The Russian raids on the rest continued incessantly throughout the Donbass, and the bombs fell once again on civilian buildings, such as a school and two hospitals. Although there was a red cross in evidence on the roof.