High numbers of battle deaths and injuries are likely in Severodonetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city that is now the focus of Russia’s invasion in eastern Ukraine, according to a regular update by the U.K. Ministry of Defence.
“Intense street to street fighting is ongoing and both sides are likely suffering high numbers of casualties,” the ministry said on Twitter.
Ukraine is pleading for faster and a greater number of deliveries of weapons from the West. The war in the east is primarily an artillery battle where the Ukrainians are badly outgunned, according to the country’s officials.
Intense fighting is ongoing in the streets of a critical eastern Ukrainian city now at the heart of Moscow’s invasion, as Kyiv implored the West to deliver more weapons to hold off Russian forces.
In Severodonetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city that has become the focus of Russia’s advance in eastern Ukraine, there are likely many casualties on both sides, according to an update from the U.K. Ministry of Defence on June 11.
“Intense street to street fighting is ongoing and both sides are likely suffering high numbers of casualties,” the ministry said on Twitter. “Russia is massing fires with its artillery and air capabilities, in an attempt to overwhelm Ukrainian defences.”
However, the ministry said Russian forces have not managed to seize control of the south of the city.