Ukrainian sources claimed on Twitter that more than 100 people had been left trapped under the rubble after Ukrainian forces claimed to have attacked a base and field hospital housing Russian troops.
A report reveals that approximately 30 miles south of Lysychansk, in the Russian-occupied town of Kadiivka, the Ukrainian military’s Strategic Communications Directorate (AFU Stratcom) reported that its forces had attacked the hospital building of a former machine-building plant.
According to AFU Stratcom, Russian soldiers, particularly those associated with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who criticized Moscow’s war commanders, lived in the former hospital.
According to the Kyiv Independent, Russian-backed militants in Luhansk Oblast acknowledged the Ukrainian assault on Kadiivka and the destruction of the plant’s dispensary by a Ukrainian HIMARS strike.
There were no independent reports on casualties from the alleged strike, nor was the attack or Russian death toll confirmed.
According to RIA Novosti, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that troops from its Western Military District attacked Ukrainian units in the Kharkiv and Luhansk oblasts, inflicting more than 130 casualties on Kyiv’s forces.
According to Yaroslav Yanushevych, the governor of Kherson Oblast, Russian forces attacked Kherson Oblast 25 times, inflicting three casualties.
Meanwhile, there is a concern in Washington that continuing to provide Ukraine with weapons threatens the U.S.’s ability to prevent China from invading Taiwan and prevail in the event of a conflict with China.
According to a recently released think-tank analysis, the U.S. would run out of long-range, precision-guided munitions in a war with China over Taiwan in less than a week if current conditions remained the same.
Seth Jones, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), wrote that the United States has been slow to replenish its arsenal, and the DoD has only placed on contract a fraction of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine.
Jones explains that the ability to deter an enemy effectively depends partly on havingenough weapons and ammunition. But now, things are different, with tensions risingbetween China and the United States.