Russian forces continue to focus their strikes on Ukraine in four areas, including the capital city of Kyiv, a senior US defense official told reporters Thursday.
According to the official, the airstrikes Russians are launching are focused on:
- Izyum (to the south of Kharkiv)
- The Donbas region
“We have seen the Russians continue to increase their number of sorties, aircraft sorties, in the last 24 hours up over 300, and their strikes are focused on Kyiv, Chernihiv, Izyum which we’ve talked about before, to the south of Kharkiv, and then that joint force operation area, basically the Donbas, those are sort of the four areas where they are conducting most of their strikes,” the official said.
The official stressed “Kyiv is still very much under threat from airstrikes,” despite Russia’s comments about pulling back from the area.