KYIV-The bodies of 20 people were found following an attack on a convoy of cars with civilians near the town of Kupiansk in northeastern Ukraine, the governor of the Kharkiv region said Saturday.
“In the Kupiansk district, a shot-at convoy of cars containing civilians was found. According to preliminary data, 20 people died in the cars,” governor Oleg Synegubov said on the Telegram messenger site. Russians “attacked civilians who tried to escape the shelling. This is cruelty that has no justification,” Synegubov added. On Friday AFP reporters saw the bodies of at least 11 civilians, who died on an exposed section of road as defeated Russian forces retreated from Kupiansk.
Ukraine forces ‘entering’ Lyman, key town in Donetsk
Ukraine’s defence ministry on Saturday said its forces were “entering” the key town of Lyman in the eastern Donetsk region that Russia annexed a day earlier. “Ukrainian Air Assault Forces are entering Lyman, Donetsk region,” the ministry said on Twitter, posting a video of soldiers holding up a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag near a sign with the town’s name.