President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says round 20 individuals have been additionally injured after Russia shelled the city with a number of launch rocket techniques on Sunday.
- Ukraine has withdrawn its forces from the town of Lysychansk within the Luhansk area, however President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says preventing stays on the town’s outskirts.
- Russia has claimed full management of the Luhansk area.
- Not less than six individuals have been killed and 20 wounded in Sloviansk after the japanese city was hit by Russian shelling from a number of rocket launchers, Zelenskyy says.
- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has visited Kyiv and decried the “devastating destruction” within the embattled suburb of Irpin.
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Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey says Russian ship carrying Ukrainian grain detained by Turkish customs
Turkish customs authorities have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain which Ukraine says is stolen, Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey has stated.
“Now we have full co-operation. The ship is at the moment standing on the entrance to the port, it has been detained by the customs authorities of Turkey,” ambassador Vasyl Bodnar stated on Ukrainian nationwide tv on Sunday.
Bodnar stated that the ship’s destiny could be determined by a gathering of investigators on Monday.
Ukraine has accused Russia of stealing grain from the territories that Russian forces have seized since its invasion started in late February. The Kremlin has denied that Russia has stolen any Ukrainian grain.
With brooms, nail weapons, and shovels, Kharkiv residents clear up after strike: Reuters
Armed with brooms, nail weapons and shovels, residents in Kharkiv gathered to scrub up after a number of Russian rockets hit at 4 am, head of the Kharkiv regional army administration, Oleh Syniehubov, stated on Sunday,
One of many rockets hit the yard between a faculty and a few personal homes. Residents have been seen shovelling earth again into a big crater created by the strike, whereas others have been sweeping damaged window glass from the flooring inside the college and surrounding homes. On Sunday morning, locals have been busy fixing roofs and sweeping soot off the facade of the district’s faculty.
“It (missile blast) occurred very early within the morning and in quarter-hour everybody was right here.” Vita Kuzub, a faculty principal, instructed Reuters.
The strikes that started on Tuesday June 21 have been the worst for weeks in an space the place regular life had been returning since Ukraine pushed Moscow’s forces again in Might.
Russia shelled Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Kharkiv Sunday: Zelenskyy
The Russian military shelled the japanese cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk on Sunday, in addition to the town of Kharkiv, with a number of launch rocket techniques in addition to Soviet Smerch rockets, Zelenskyy has stated, including that Russia has sufficient weapons to destroy each metropolis in Ukraine.
“In Sloviansk alone, six individuals are on the checklist of lifeless, and about 20 are wounded. A lady died, her identify was Yeva. She would have turned 10 in August this yr,” Zelenskyy stated in his nighttime handle.
“Russia has sufficient Smerch, Uragan and Grad techniques to destroy metropolis after metropolis in Ukraine. They’ve now gathered their largest firepower in Donbas,” he added.
The seize of Lysychansk would give the Russians extra territory from which to accentuate assaults on Donetsk. In latest weeks, Russian forces have been thought to carry about half of Donetsk, nevertheless it’s not clear the place issues stand now.
Combating stays on Lysychansk outskirts: Zelenskyy
Kyiv’s forces are nonetheless battling Russian troopers on the outskirts of the town Lysychansk “in a really tough and harmful state of affairs,” Zelenskyy has stated, after Ukraine withdrew its forces from Lysychansk and the Russian defence ministry claimed its military had captured the Luhansk area.
“We can’t provide the ultimate judgment. Lysychansk remains to be being fought for,” Zelenskyy instructed a information convention in Kyiv given alongside Australia’s visiting prime minister. He famous that territory can transfer rapidly from one facet to the opposite.
Russian forces keep a bonus within the space, he acknowledged, calling it a Ukrainian army “weak spot.”