Four high-rise buildings bombed in Severodonetsk
Four high-rise buildings were shelled overnight in the city of Severodonetsk, according to the region’s governor.
In addition to the four bombed buildings, a house was destroyed in Novodruzhesk, Serhiy Haidai, the governor of Ukraine’s Lugansk region, said on Sunday.
No information on possible victims was immediately available.
The latest attack in Severodonetsk comes after two senior US defense officials said Russia could soon begin the next phase of its military campaign.
In recent days, missile strikes and shelling – some of which were reportedly deadly – have hit areas such as Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv in the east, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava and Kirovohrad in central Ukraine and Mykolaiv and Kherson South.
Attacks continue in eastern Ukraine where new Russian offensive expected, UK says
Russian forces continue to redeploy combat and support equipment from Belarus to eastern Ukraine, where a new offensive is expected, the UK Ministry of Defense said.
Early on Sunday, Russian forces shelled four high-rise buildings in the eastern city of Severodonetsk, regional leaders said, one of several attacks in the area in recent days.
Despite a shift in operational focus to the east, Russia’s ultimate goal remained unchanged, the ministry said in its daily update.
“He pledged to force Ukraine to abandon its Euro-Atlantic orientation and assert its own regional dominance,” the ministry said.
Four staff of chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen injured in attack
Four staff members of a World Central Kitchen operation in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv were injured in a Russian attack on a partner restaurant, the nonprofit’s CEO said on Saturday.
In a video posted on social media sites, WCK leader Nate Mook said the four must be “OK” and that he was going to visit them in a hospital later today. At least one person unaffiliated with the kitchen was killed in the attack, he said.
Speaking with mangled structures in the background, Mook said a Russian missile hit the kitchen of a local restaurant that WCK was using as part of a partnership.
The organization prepares around 250,000 meals a day for Ukrainians in liberated areas and at border crossings. This effort is part of celebrity chef and WCK founder José Andrés’ ongoing mission to bring food to areas of the world stricken by tragedy, disaster and war.
According to the Associated Press, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said three people were killed and 34 injured by missile strikes in his city on Saturday. NBC News has not independently confirmed the WCK missile strike.
Mook described the injured workers in heroic terms, saying, “Coming to work, cooking, for people who are hungry, is a huge act of bravery.