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Intense fighting continues Wednesday for the control of Severodonetsk, whose Moscow claims to have “liberated” the Ukrainian residential areas, while President Volodymyr Zelensky praises the “heroic” defense of this key city of Donbass. Follow our live.
1:18 am: President Zelensky evokes an “absolutely heroic defense” in the Donbass
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assured in his daily video address on Tuesday evening that “the situation on the front has not changed significantly in the past 24 hours”. Russian forces made no significant advances in the eastern region of Donbass during the day and according to him, “the absolutely heroic defense of Donbass continues”.
1:01 am: More than 1,000 Ukrainian prisoners have been sent to Russia and are being investigated, according to TASS
More than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers, detained after their surrender when Russian forces took control of the city of Mariupol, have been transferred to Russia and are being investigated, TASS news agency reported on Tuesday. , citing a source within Russian law enforcement.
If this information is proven, it could jeopardize the already difficult peace talks between the two parties. kyiv hopes to secure the release of some 2,000 Azovstal factory fighters in a prisoner swap, but Russian lawmakers have demanded that some of them be brought to justice.
With AFP and Reuters