The bodies of eight other Ukrainians were found in the rubble of a bakery in a city in eastern Ukraine that is occupied by Russia and that, according to Moscow, it was attacked by the Ukrainian Army, bringing the death toll to 28, authorities reported.
“Search operations continue in the collapsed bakery” in Lisichansk, the Russian government said in a statement about yesterday's attack in that city in the eastern Ukrainian province of Lugansk.
“About 65% of the destroyed structure is dismantled; Unfortunately, 28 people, including a child, died“, indicated the Russian ministry in the note, reported the AFP news agency.
Local authorities installed by Russia They accused the Ukrainian Army of having bombed the bakery, very busy on weekends. Ukraine did not deny or deny the accusations.
Ukrainian prisoners of war released as they arrive in Ukrainian-controlled territory at an undisclosed location near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photo EFE
The governor of Luhansk, Leonid Pasechnik, announced a day of mourning on Sunday in this territory of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Army.
Lisichansk, located in the Donbass mining basinfell to Russian forces after a bloody battle during the summer of 2022.
It's been months since the battle front in eastern Ukraine remains almost staticbut bloody fighting and bombing continues, which both sides intensified in the winter.
Meanwhile, from the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenski, visited the soldiers deployed on the Zaporizhia front, in the south of the country, and received first-hand information about the war situation.
From there Zelensky highlighted that the military “faces the difficult and critical mission of repelling the enemy and defending Ukraine” in a video message published on the X social network.
In addition, he appointed the mayor of the city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, as the new governor of the province of Zaporizhzhia. an area that is partially occupied by Russian forces.
Zelensky highlighted in a previous message the fundamental importance of the United States and its allies Keep supporting their fight.
“It is absolutely essential to preserve the maximum consolidation of the free world and to do everything possible and impossible so that Ukraine can inflict defeats on Russia” and thus bring the end of the war closer, he maintained.