Russian forces have blown up a chemical plant the eastern industrial city of Severodonetsk which sent a nitric acid mushroom cloud into the sky with residents being told to stay inside.
In the industrial city of Severodonetsk there is a “full-scale offensive in all directions” and President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted today that the Ukrainian forces are losing around 100 soldiers a day.
President Zelensky hit out at Vladimir Putin’s forces for targeting areas where there is “large-scale chemical production.”
He said, “The Russian army’s strikes (in Severodonetsk), including blind air bombing, are just crazy.
“But it is no longer surprising that for the Russian military, for Russian commanders, for Russian soldiers, any madness is absolutely acceptable.”
Local governor Serhiy Haidai told the BBC, “Our troops still remain in the city and for the time being are still resisting the Russian army.
“But if they need to withdraw to the other side of the river, closer to Lysychansk, in order to preserve troops then they will probably do so.”