Russian troops shell Lysychansk, killing one woman and destroying a fire station; 60% of the city already destroyed

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ROMAN PETRENKO – FRIDAY, 3 JUNE 2022, 08:23

Serhii Haidai, the head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, said that Russian forces had conducted an airstrike on Myrna Dolyna, while Lysychansk was pounded by artillery, killing one woman.

Source: Serhii Haidai on Telegram; Oleksandr Zaika, head of Lysychansk Military and Civil Administration, during 24/7 joint national TV newscast

Quote: "Nine houses have been damaged in Sievierodonetsk alone, where fighting is continuing in the city centre.

Two houses have been damaged in Lysychansk, as well as a fire station, including both its structural elements and vehicles. In particular, four fire engines which could have been attending to fires and saving lives. In Hirske, 16 houses have been destroyed, six in Zolote, and three in Toshkivka.

Yesterday (2 June) morning, an enemy artillery shell killed a woman in Lysychansk."

Details: According to Zaika, 60% of all infrastructure and residential buildings in Lysychansk have been destroyed.

He noted that the main road from Bakhmut to Lysychansk is under Ukrainian Armed Forces control, but is under constant bombardment by Russian forces. However, humanitarian aid is coming in and people have enough food.

Approximately 20,000 people remain in the city - a fifth of Lysychansk's population.

Background: Russian troops attempted to storm Metiolkino and Bilohorivka but suffered losses and retreated to their previously held positions.