Sievierodonetsk mayor says Russian forces have seized half of city

A Russian air strike hit a tank of nitric acid at a chemical factory, causing a huge leak of fumes.

Ukrainian servicemen walk past a building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Fighting has raged around Lysychansk and neighbouring Sievierodonetsk, the last major cities under Ukrainian control in Luhansk region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

By Yuras Karmanau and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

Russian forces have made a “frenzied push” to seize half of Sievierodonetsk, the eastern Ukrainian city that is key to Moscow’s efforts to complete the capture of the industrial Donbas region, the mayor said.