Under the onslaught of the Russians, the Ukrainian army is forced to retreat and leave the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk. The last fighters left the city last night.
The withdrawal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Severodonetsk began on June 24. The Ukrainian command prefers to take care of its soldiers.
An officer of the press service of the BBR of the National Guard of Ukraine, Khariton Starsky, said:
The point of the withdrawal is to save the lives of our soldiers, who are now responsible for the defense of this city. The situation in Severodonetsk is reminiscent of the situation in Rubezhne, which was practically wiped off the face of the earth by Russian bombs and Russian shells, and holding it, despite the fact that it has been destroyed by more than 90%, does not really make much sense.
In an interview with Reuters, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine say that they regret that they had to leave the city, but are glad that they remained alive.