A Russian missile strike destroys a strategic bridge across the Dniester Estuary in Odessa Oblast, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Russian authorities say that they have temporarily evacuated the entire populations of two villages after Ukrainian forces allegedly shelled the Russian settlement of Spodaryushino in Belgorod Oblast.
Residents say that Russian occupiers have violently dispersed a pro-Ukrainian demonstration in Enerhodar. Several protesters are arrested. Russian troops are also alleged to have used explosions in order to disperse the crowd.
The Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic order mandatory mass evacuations of civilians from their respective capital cities, Donetsk and Luhansk. Around 700,000 people are expected to be evacuated to Russia with the first buses carrying civilians to the Russian border already travelling to Rostov Oblast. Russian President Vladimir Putin orders lump-sum allowances of 10,000 rubles (130 US dollars) to be paid to refugees from Donbas.