Ukrainian officials on Friday reported continued heavy fighting in the Luhansk region, with a local military chief describing “fierce battles” for the city of Severodonetsk. In televised remarks, Oleksandr Striuk, head of the Severodonetsk city military administration, said: “There have been fierce battles for the city. We have a hot spot, the Mir hotel. On May 26 [Thursday], an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group entered the Mir Hotel. The [Ukrainian] Armed Forces resisted.”A pro-Russian Telegram channel said Russian forces had entered the hotel, which is in the north of Severodonetsk, and that street fighting was underway.
Source: Egypt Independent May 27, 2022 11:36 UTC