Images released by pro-Russian military officials in Ukraine purport to show Luhansk People's Republic separatists engaging in combat against Ukrainian forces.
A video circulating online shows the alleged wives of Russian soldiers complaining that they haven't heard from their husbands in months.
A Ukrainian official says the city is now "impossible to evacuate" after seeing some of the heaviest fighting during Russia's advance in the region.
Pleas for more weapons from the West have intensified in recent days as Russian forces advance in eastern Ukraine.
Hundreds of civilians, including 40 children, are sheltering in the city's Azot chemical plant, according to the Luhansk governor.
A representative from the Moscow-backed Luhansk authority said talks were underway for civilians to leave the Azot chemical plant.
The LPR said Tuesday morning that its People's Militia, "together with the allied forces, recaptured the Nazi fortified area near Borovskoye."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that there was a "difficult situation" in Severodonetsk, but Ukrainians "have every chance to fight."
A Ukrainian official earlier said temporarily ceding the beleaguered city of Severodonetsk might be an option, but Zelensky says that would take a hefty toll.
If confirmed, Roman Kutuzov would be at least the fourth Russian general killed in the Ukraine war.
Luhansk authorities claim Ukrainian troops have retaken parts of Sievierodonetsk over the past couple of days.
News outlet Agentstvo reported the Russian president has not made any unprompted reference to the war.
Serhiy Haidai said Ukrainian forces had now pushed Russian troops out of 20 percent of town, as Russia increases its air strikes.
British defense officials said Russia is achieving "tactical success" in the Donbas region but none of its war objectives have been achieved.
Video shows the moment pro-Russian troops loaded up their rocket launchers on a leafy lane and fired on enemy targets in Ukraine.
The Russian space agency said that "the launch of the Progress MS-20 cargo ship will be dedicated to the Donbass."
Serhiy Haidai told Newsweek the defenders remain defiant despite the intense Russian attacks, which included a strike on a chemical plant.
Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko told Newsweek Russia's focus on Luhansk Oblast and the city of Severodonetsk are driven by political concerns.
Leonid Pasechnik said three people were killed, with four children and 10 adults injured, during shelling in Svatovo by Ukrainian troops.
The civilian evacuation was halted after the death of the French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff on Monday.
Footage from Ukraine's military purportedly shows Ukrainian troops blitzing a Russian base set up in a seized private house.
Militiamen reportedly loaded pro-Russia propaganda leaflets into projectiles and blasted them over Ukrainian-held territory.
Pro-Russian troops have apparently captured the telecommunications tower of the Ukrainian Army FM radio station, closing down its broadcasts.
The Ukrainian brigade, which formed in autumn 2014, said they destroyed two Russian tanks in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Luhansk Oblast.
A senior Ukrainian military official admits Russia has the advantage "both in aviation and in artillery" as the war rages in the eastern Luhansk region.
The King Daniel unit successfully destroyed their targets in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Luhansk Oblast, according to military officials.
Footage shows the moment a captured Ukrainian soldier was allowed to visit with his mother at the prison camp where he is being held.
The edited remarks of Gao Yusheng, China's former envoy to Kyiv, were deleted within hours of going live on a Chinese news site.
Around 30 people were rescued from the rubble and two were found dead before the search was called off until Sunday, officials said.
The article accused Zelensky's military adviser of calling on witches and sorcerers to conduct occult rites after Putin launched his invasion in February.