Published on: 05/29/2022 – 07:05 While Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron asked Vladimir Putin on Saturday for “serious direct negotiations” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, fierce fighting is raging in eastern Ukraine for control of the Donbass region, where Russian forces threaten the relentlessly shelled major city of Severodonetsk. Follow the course of the day on Saturday, May 28. 6:52 a.m .: Donbass ravaged by fierce battle, Severodonetsk threatened The Russian vice in the Donbass mining basin is tightening, especially around Severodonetsk where “the enemy carried out assault operations”, according to a report from the “Russia has committed all its means to seize Severodonetsk or prevent any communication between the region and Ukraine”, said Saturday evening on his Telegram account Sergii Gaïdaï, the governor of the Luhansk region. “Next week will be very tough”, he admitted, considering however that the Russian forces “will not be able to achieve everything they plan in the near future”. “The Russians have brought a lot of means to take the city by storm but cannot yet do so,” assured the mayor of Severodonetsk, Olexander Stryuk. “We think the city will resist,” he insisted. He warned of the worsening health situation in this city of 100,000 inhabitants before the war. The “constant bombardments” greatly complicate the supply – especially of drinking water – of the city, which has been without electricity for more than two weeks, he wrote on Saturday evening on his Telegram account. The activity of the city’s “humanitarian aid center” has been suspended, he said. With AFP
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