The governor of Luhansk says Russia is attempting to destroy Severodonetsk while its forces are bombing the city from all sides.
The Ukrainian military asserts Admiral Makarov, the new flagship of the Russian Black Sea fleet, is heading to Odessa to replace the sunken Moskva.
According to the UK Ministry of Defense, Russia has lost as many men in three months of the war in Ukraine as the Soviet Union in nine years of war in Afghanistan.
Ukraine rules out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Russia as Russia intensifies its attack in the east and south of the country.
Ukraine extends the period of martial law and general mobilization in the country for 3 more months, until August 23.