Russian forces have occupied most of the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. Sergei Heidai, the governor of Luhansk Oblast, says Russian troops have occupied about 70 percent of the territory. The news was published by Al Jazeera.
Areas under Kiev’s control continue to face shelling, the report said. Numerous civilians are being injured and killed. In a Facebook post, Serhi Haidai said there were no humanitarian corridors to reach safe havens from the area.
Meanwhile, sirens of air strikes have been heard across most cities in Ukraine. Local media say sirens have been used to evacuate people. The capitals of Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Cherkasy and the northeastern Sumi region are among the places where sirens have been sounded.