The Ukrainian army in the town of Lysychansk has cried out that no safe place is left in the area.
Serhiy Haidai, head of the Luhansk region military administration of the Ukrainian army, said this on Thursday, as reported by CNN.
The “whole of Lysychansk is being shelled with large calibre and air strikes,” said Haidai.
He added that authorities continue to evacuate civilians and deliver humanitarian aid.
Meanwhile, Russian cruise missiles targeted southern Ukraine on Thursday, according to the Ukrainian military’s operational command for that part of the country.
In Mykolaiv, three surface-to-air cruise missiles launched from occupied Kherson struck targets in the city.
The industrial and social infrastructure of the city was hit, one civilian was injured, details are being clarified,” the Ukrainian Armed Forces said.
The port city of Odessa was also targeted by two cruise missiles, the Ukrainian military said, adding that those missiles were shot down by the country’s air defenses.