Russia Claims To Have Destroyed a Ukrainian Mercenary Base in The City of Zhytomyr

Russia Claims To Have Destroyed a Ukrainian Mercenary Base in The City of Zhytomyr
Ukrainian servicemen carry rocket-propelled grenades and sniper rifles as they walk towards the city of Irpin

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- Russia's Defense Ministry said it used air-launched missiles to destroy a Ukrainian military base suspected of being a training ground for foreign fighters.

quoted from The Associated Press, Thursday (9/6/2022), Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the training center was in the Zhytomyr region in central Ukraine, about 125 kilometers west of Kiev. Konashenkov also said Russian missiles had destroyed ammunition depots and anti-aircraft systems elsewhere in Ukraine.

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There was no immediate comment from Ukraine on Russia's claims. Russia calls foreign fighters who joined Ukrainian forces in the war "mercenaries".

Meanwhile, the governor of the Luhansk province in eastern Ukraine said Russian troops used "scorched earth tactics" against the city of Sievierodonetsk, attacking it with rockets, artillery and mortars.

Serhiy Haidai also told The Associated Press that Lysychansk experienced "shooting day and night." "The Russians tried to break through the main road linking Lysychansk and the city of Bakhmut but failed to seize it," he said.

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Haidai said Ukraine could still deliver humanitarian supplies to the region via relatively safe routes.

Ukraine has been the main focus of Russia's offensive for more than two months. Haidai said there were two attacks on chemical plants and heavy fighting continued in Severodonetsk.

"Street fighting is underway with varying success in the city blocks," the governor said. "Ukrainian soldiers are fighting for every street and house," he added.

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