Britain says Russia has taken control over most of Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk

Russia has taken control over a large portion of Ukraine’s industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, Britain’s defense ministry said on Thursday.

Britain said Ukraine probably stayed in control of the river line in crossing sites between Sievierodonetsk and the neighboring town of Lysychansk, and in the city of Lyman.

In the two areas, Ukrainian forces have destroyed existing bridges, the ministry added in the intelligence update shared on Twitter.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Russians control 70% of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, referring to a provincial governor.