Ukraine says Russia continues to use phosphorous bombs in besieged Bakhmut
Kyiv, May 8 (EFE).- Ukraine Monday accused Russia of persistently using phosphorus bombs in its attacks on the besieged city of Bakhmut.
The Ukrainian military, in a statement on Facebook, said that the Russian forces have intensified their offensive operations in the industrial eastern region, particularly targeting the fronts of Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka.
The military reported ongoing heavy fighting in Bakhmut and Marinka, noting that they successfully repelled 55 enemy attacks in the specified areas within the last 24 hours.
The Ukrainian military further stated that the Russian forces were employing incendiary and phosphorus ammunition to bombard the city of Bakhmut.
In the southern Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhiza, which are partly under Russian control, the Russian forces are engaged in defensive operations.
Recently, they carried out an evacuation of local residents from the occupied city of Tokmak in the Zaporizhzhiza region.
Kherson military leader Oleksandr Prokudin, in a statement on his Telegram channel, revealed that the Russian army has launched a total of 282 shells, 42 of which targeted the Kherson region in the past 24 hours, resulting in injuries to two civilians.
Specifically, Kherson was subjected to seven attacks by Russian troops.
The military administration in Kyiv reported that more than 30 kamikaze drones were detected and successfully destroyed in the airspace of the Ukrainian capital during the previous night.
Additionally, the administration stated that the Russian army conducted four aerial assaults within the first eight days of the month.
Serhii Popko, head of the city military administration, described the recent air raid alert, lasting over 3.5 hours, during which the aggressors attempted to launch strikes using Iranian-manufactured Shahed loitering munitions. These UAVs attacked the capital from various directions. EFE