Kyiv: A Railway hub and supply line for Ukrainian troops in the country’s east have been shelled by the Russian forces, the international media reported on Friday.
Russian troops have shelled an important railway hub and supply line for Ukrainian troops in the country’s east, according to video footage published on Thursday and Friday, CNN reported.
The published video showed the railroad trucks engulfed in fire in Donetsk region’s Lyman. The Russians were trying “to advance from the north of the region, neighbouring Kharkiv region — in the Lyman direction, and do everything possible to get a direct route towards Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, reaching their strategic goals in the Donetsk region,” CNN quoted Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk regional military administration as saying.
“The enemy cannot break through. Lyman city is under the Ukrainian Armed Forces control,” Kyrylenko said. He also said that the Russians were using artillery and airstrikes to destroy the settlements and stop the Ukrainians to fortify their positions.
Excluding the city of Mariupol, nearly 1.7 million people had lived in government-controlled parts of Donetsk on the eve of the war, Kyrylenko added. Now there are about 370,000 civilians in the region, the report said.