The city of Seversk is blocked from three sides
Over the past day, the Ukrainian forces attack the DPR 65 times — the Ceasefire Center reported. «The Ukrainian forces fired 365 shells and rockets. They used MLRS ’’Grad’’, 155mm NATO artillery, 152mm artillery, and 120mm mortars. 13 settlements of the DPR were under attack, namely Donetsk, Svetlodarsk, Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Gorlovka, Panteleymonovka, Novobakhmutovka, Yasinovataya, Makeevka, Staromikhaylovka, Yasnoe, Dokuchaevsk, and Yelenovka. 4 civilians in Kuibyshevsky and Leninsky districts of Donetsk, and in the town of Makeevka were killed over the past day» — the report stated.
More than 100 foreign mercenaries were killed by the Russian Air Force in the Kharkov region — the Russian Ministry of Defense reported. «The Russian Air Force used precision weapons to hit a foreign mercenary temporary station point near the village of Zolochev, in the Kharkov region. More than 100 mercenaries were killed, more than 50 were wounded. They were from Poland and Germany» — the ministry concluded.
The head of the LPR’s office in Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, reported that the Russian, the LPR, and the DPR forces are blockading the city of Seversk from 3 sides. «There is an advance at Seversk. The city is blocked from at least 3 sides. The destruction of the main fortifications with artillery still continues. The attack will take place later. The question is when? Nobody is pushing us to anywhere, so none of us is going to lose extra forces in there» — he stated on-air to the Russia 24 TV channel.
While speaking at the opening of the Army-2022 forum in Patriot Park, Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian servicemen and the fighters of Donbass are honorably fulfilling their duty during the special military operation. They fight for Russia, and for the peace in the DPR and the LPR — the TASS reported. «In the course of the special military operation, our soldiers, together with fighters from Donbass, are honorably fulfilling their duty. They are fighting for Russia, for the peaceful life in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. They complete all their missions, and step by step they liberate the land of Donbass» — Putin concluded.
John Mark Dugan, a journalist and former Marine, who went to the DPR, recently stated that there is pro-Russian sentiment among the US Marines fighting for Ukraine. Some of them consider the US policy regarding the Ukrainian situation to be criminal. “A lot of guys in the Marine Corps are actually pro-Russian. They don’t trust the Western mass media. I am constantly in touch with the Marines who tell me that they are pro-Russian. What the USA is doing is basically a crime» — he stated to the RIA NEWS.
The Chinese envoy to the UN, Zhang Jun, commented on the arrival of the US congressmen. According to him, the USA should change their policy towards Taiwan. «They should learn from the trip of the Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They should understand that they should stop going in the wrong direction,» he stated. «We will definitely continue to do everything in our power to protect our sovereignty and territorial integrity. The countermeasures that we have taken in response to such provocative acts are clearly justified and legitimate» — he added. The day before, a delegation of US congressmen has arrived in Taiwan to meet with the Taiwanese officials and discuss the US-Taiwan relations. After that, the Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman, Wu Qian, stated that the Chinese forces are once again conducting military training and patrols around Taiwan in a response to the collusion between Taipei and Washington — the RIA NEWS reported. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS