1:02 p.m. Update on the situation at 1 p.m. • Russian pressure continues in the Donbass, and the noose is tightening around the key cities of Severodonetsk, relentlessly shelled, and its twin city Lyssytchansk. • Six people were killed in Russian strikes in Severodnotesk, in eastern Ukraine, according to Roman Vlasenko, head of the Severodonetsk district in the Lugansk region. • Russian Patriarch Kirill claims to “understand” the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and “his current suffering”, while the religious institution announced this week to break with Russia because of the Russian offensive in its Ukrainian neighbor. 12:25 The Russian patriarch says he “understands” the decision of the Orthodox Church to Ukraine to break with MoscowRussian Patriarch Kirill said on Sunday that he “understood” the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which announced this week to break with Russia because of the Russian offensive in its Ukrainian neighbor. “We fully understand the current suffering of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, we understand that His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onuphrius (head of this Church, editor’s note) and his episcopate must act in the wisest possible way so as not to complicate the life of their people believer”, said Patriarch Kirill, during the liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, he said however to pray that no “temporary” obstacle could “destroy “spiritual unity” of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples. 10:31 “We will defend the city to the end”: Severodonetsk rules out a possible evacuation of the premises “in the short term” Russian pressure is increasing, but the inhabitants are not letting go . The head of the Severodonetsk district in the Lugansk region wanted to be determined on BFMTV this Sunday, claiming to want to “defend the city to the end”. Recognizing that “the situation is complicated” in the Ukrainian city largely pounded by the Russians , Roman Vlasenko spoke of “24 out of 24” shooting, “a lot of destruction and a lot of deaths”. “Today, we more or less control the situation in the city”, he however assured, dismissing ” in the short term” the possibility of an evacuation of the city.10:23Six dead in Russian bombings in Severodonetsk, according to the municipalitySix people were killed in Russian strikes in Severodnotesk, eastern Ukraine, reports this Sunday Roman Vlasenko, head of the Severodonetsk district in the Lugansk region on BFMTV. “There are six dead tonight,” he said soberly. east of the country.10:04Race against the watch in Ukraine to “memorize” the historic buildings targeted by the Russian strikes Shells and missiles have been raining down on Ukrainian cities since the beginning of the war, taking lives but also damaging historic buildings. Cultural services seek to preserve their memory with advanced technology and 3D scans. Among them, French engineer Emmanuel Durand, a specialist in 3D data acquisition, who works to preserve the memory of a fire station built in 1887 by means of a laser scanner. “we can restore or not, but also for museographic” or historical aspects, he explains. “Today people realize all the more that cultural heritage is important when we did not pay attention to it” before war, says Tetyana Pylypchouk, a member of the commission responsible for identifying damaged historic sites. French engineer Emmanuel Durand, a specialist in 3D data acquisition, records the physical memory of a damaged fire station dating from 1887 speak s Russian strikes in Kharkiv, May 26, 2022 © Dimitar DILKOFF – AFP7:01The city of Severodonetsk, bombarded for several daysSymbol of the violent fighting which is still ongoing in the Donbass, the city of Severodonetsk has been the target of bombardments for several days. “The army is simply destroying the city”, assured on his Telegram account the governor of the Lugansk region Sergiï Gaïdaï. According to him, however, “Severodonetsk is not cut off” by the Russian and separatist forces, a access to humanitarian aid is still possible.>> Our article on this fierce battle.6:47The Donbass is still the scene of violent clashesFighting continues to rage in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces are still trying to take full control of the Donbass mining basin after taking the key locality of Lyman, announced by Moscow on Saturday. Find our previous update on the situation here. 6:42 Welcome to this live Hello everyone. this live BFMTV.com dedicated to the 95th day of the war in Ukraine.
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