According to Ukrainian officials, Russian forces continue to shell the city of Lysyansk and apartments in the south and west of the city.
Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, said Monday that Lysychansk was being attacked from the south and that heavy damage had been inflicted.
Shell attacks were also carried out on villages in the surrounding areas, he said. Three apartments in the west and southwest of the city caught fire near the highway leading to Bakmut.
“The Russians have not stopped destroying housing, industrial and administrative facilities. There is no time to pacify enemy artillery,” Hade said.
“They are trying to besiege the city from the south. We are defending Licensing.”
More West: Russian attempts to encircle troops guarding Lysychansk continued with artillery fire and ground attacks north of Baghmud, which Ukrainian military personnel said had been repulsed.
Slovenian: On Monday, civil servants said that heavy shelling had continued in several areas and that the Russians had made small advances north of the city of Slovenes, which was the main target of their offensive.
In the direction of Slovenesk, it said, the Russians were focusing on capturing the village of Tolniya and advancing towards another village in the region. This village near the Shivarsky Donets River saw fighting continuing for more than a month, but the Russians were unable to advance towards the Slovenes.
Chernihiv: Elsewhere, cross-border shelling continued in the Chernihiv region, with airstrikes on Slavhorod in the Sumi region, according to civil servants.
Kharkiv: The Russians used tanks, artillery and mortars to shell north of Kharkiv, but civilians said an attack on the ground near the Dimantivka settlement, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Kharkiv, had failed.