The remains destroyed by a bomb of the Lyceum School Number 25 on June 07, 2022 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. The School was hit by a Russian cruise missile in early March 2022 and awaits rebuilding or demolition. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Russia flew Su-34 fighter jets into Belarusian airspace to launch missiles over the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr, a major transportation hub connecting to the capital Kyiv, the Belarusian Air Force said. Ukraine. The attack on the northern city on Tuesday damaged an airfield and surrounding infrastructure, officials said, adding that Russia had also used Kh-59 tactical land-attack missiles. In the rest of the northern and eastern regions of the country, fighting intensified as Russian forces focused on taking over territories still under Ukrainian control. Ukrainian authorities reported shelling in several cities, including Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. The city of Kharkiv, the country’s second largest, was also targeted. “In the Bohorodychne district, the enemy tried to conduct an offensive battle, was unsuccessful and withdrew. Fighting continues near Mazanivka and Novodmytrivka,” the military General Staff said. “The enemy was conducting aerial reconnaissance in the Kramatorsk area. Near Spirne, the invaders decided to go on the offensive, suffered losses and retreated.” The General Staff added that Russian forces had also tried to take control of the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk, but Ukrainian forces continue to hold it, despite air and missile attacks and heavy shelling. “[Rusia] led offensive and assault actions near Zalizne, Shumy and Zaitseve, was unsuccessful and withdrew,” the General Staff said. “Fighting continues in Soledar and Bakhmutske districts.
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