In Severodonetsk temporarily captured by the Russians in the Lugansk region, a high-rise building damaged by shelling collapsed in the middle of the day. Whether anyone was inside is unknown.
It is reported in Facebook The press service of the Luhansk OVA, Ukrinform reports.
“Those who remained (in the captured cities – ed.) live in the surviving apartments, some live in the entrances and basements. But it is very dangerous there. If a high-rise building is damaged, it can collapse at any moment. Partizanskaya street in Severodonetsk. The emergency building collapsed in the middle of the day. People were walking nearby. It is not known for sure whether anyone was inside,” said Serhiy Gaidai, head of the OVA.
According to him, while the Russians continue to shoot propaganda stories about the “happy life” of the inhabitants of the Luhansk region, the latter are dying under the rubble of unexamined high-rise buildings.
The OVA reported that on the front line, the Russians continue to shell the settlements holding the defense. Multiple launch rocket systems were used by the enemy six times. During the day, mortars were repeatedly used.
The Russians are concentrating their main efforts on the Bakhmut direction.
“The invaders, who are not able to overcome the defensive fortifications of the Ukrainian fighters, are increasingly using aviation. On August 2 alone, enemy airstrikes were inflicted near eight settlements located on the administrative border of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Russians want to tie down the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to prevent their transfer to other threatening areas. Therefore, they carry out numerous attacks simultaneously from different sides. Over the past 24 hours, nine attempts to storm the occupiers have been repelled, and they were forced to retreat in the indicated areas,” added the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration.
As Ukrinform reported, in the Lugansk region on August 1, law enforcement officers recorded 19 facts of war crimes committed by Russian troops.