Here are the updates from across the country:
Severodonetsk: Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city center after Russian troops stormed it, the Ukrainian military said on Monday, conceding that Moscow had had “partial success”. Pro-Russian separatist leaders in Luhansk said 300 to 400 Ukrainian troops were surrounded at the Azot chemical plant, a claim denied by regional governor Serhiy Haidai.
Sloviansk region: Russian forces are advancing towards this town in the Donetsk region and have made minor gains north of it. Russian troops sought to destroy bridges over the Siverskyi Donets River to disrupt the flow of supplies and reinforcements between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, but the destruction made it difficult for them to successfully attack Sloviansk due to difficulties in crossing the river , according to analysts.
Ternopil region: A Russian missile strike near Chortkiv in western Ukraine injured nearly two dozen people, including a child, local authorities said. Volodymyr Trush, head of the regional administration, said the city’s gas supply was cut off after one of the four missiles hit a gas pipeline. Military and civilian facilities were also damaged, he said. There has been no independent confirmation of the damage.
Mariupol: Ukraine’s prosecutor general said the deaths of 24 more children had been recorded in the now Russian-controlled southern town, bringing the confirmed number of children killed in Ukraine since the start of the war to 287. Civilian casualty figures are incomplete, authorities said. Meanwhile, the bodies of dozens of fighters killed while defending the Azovstal steel plant have not been found, said Maksym Zhorin, a former commander of the Azov regiment that formed the backbone of the defense there.