Ukrainian forces had suffered a slight reversal of fortunes after managing to retake half of the city of Sievierodonetsk, the main battlefield in the east where Russia has concentrated its forces, Serhiy Gaidai, governor of Luhansk province where the city is located, told national television.
Mr Zelenskyy said he had travelled to Lysychansk, south of Sievierodonetsk, and Soledar – rare outings for him outside Kyiv since the start of the Russian invasion on 24 February and possibly the closest to the frontline yet.
It said Russia was targeting civilian infrastructure in several towns in the region and the regional administration said three civilians were killed and 10 wounded in shelling.
Smoke rising in the city of Severodonetsk as the battle for the strategically important city continues to rage. Source: Getty,AFP / Aris Messinis
Moscow denies targeting civilians.
The strike was a reminder of war in Kyiv where normal life has largely returned since Russian forces were driven from its outskirts in March.
Britain said on Monday it would supply Ukraine with multiple-launch rocket systems that can strike targets up to 80km away.
A Russian state media journalist on Sunday said Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov had been killed in eastern Ukraine, adding to the string of high-ranking military casualties sustained by Moscow.
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