Ukraine-Russia live news: Attacks on Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Donetsk | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • Ukraine has up to now staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas, the Ukrainian navy says.
  • The mayor of the port metropolis of Mykolaiv asserts there are “no secure areas” left within the metropolis and urges residents to depart.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reveals Western artillery is “lastly” serving to his forces “inflict very noticeable strikes” on Russian weapons’ storage depots and logistics routes.
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has visited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv and stated there could be “no hiding locations” for these committing conflict crimes.


Listed here are the newest updates:

Biden speaks with spouse of basketball star detained in Russia

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have spoken with the spouse of US basketball participant Brittney Griner, who’s detained in Russia, the White Home has stated.

“The President referred to as Cherelle (Griner) to reassure her that he’s working to safe Brittney’s launch as quickly as attainable, in addition to the discharge of Paul Whelan and different US nationals who’re wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and world wide,” the White Home stated in a press release after the decision.

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Western artillery inflicting raids on the Russian military: Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy has stated that Western artillery acquired by Ukraine had “lastly … began working very powerfully”.

“Its accuracy is precisely as wanted. Our defenders inflict very noticeable strikes on depots and different spots which might be essential for the logistics of the occupiers,” he stated in his nighttime tackle.

Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated he had spoken Wednesday along with his German and United States counterparts, the place he famous the significance of continuous navy help was mentioned.

Mykolaiv mayor urges residents to depart

The southern coast port of Mykolaiv was closely shelled on Wednesday, its mayor has stated, whereas air alarms had been activated a number of instances within the metropolis on Thursday morning.

The town has already shed about half of its pre-war inhabitants of 500,000.

“There are not any secure areas in Mykolaiv,” Oleksandr Senkevych informed a briefing.

“I’m telling the individuals … that they should go away.”

‘No hiding locations’ for conflict crime culprits: Irish PM in Kyiv go to

Eire’s prime minister has stated Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of worldwide regulation and that there could be “no hiding locations” for these committing conflict crimes.

“The usage of terror in opposition to and the deliberate concentrating on of civilian populations are conflict crimes. These accountable, these finishing up these actions, and people directing them will probably be held absolutely accountable,” Martin stated throughout his go to to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

Zelenskyy stated he mentioned with Martin the preparation of the seventh bundle of sanctions in opposition to Russia, in addition to a standard response to the problems created by conflict.

Martin additionally visited a number of cities within the Kyiv area, corresponding to Bucha and Borodyanka, that had been affected by the Russian invasion. He stated that Irish individuals have been enormously moved by the struggling of the individuals of Ukraine, including that “each Irish city and metropolis is a sea of yellow and blue”.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin before a meeting in Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes Eire’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin earlier than a gathering in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 6, 2022 [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Russia kilos Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk area: Officers

Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, is being subjected to “fixed” longer-range Russian shelling, its mayor has stated.

“Russia is making an attempt to demoralise Kharkiv nevertheless it received’t get wherever,” Ihor Terekhov stated on Ukrainian TV. Ukrainian defenders pushed Russian armoured forces effectively again from Kharkiv early within the conflict, and Terekhov stated about 1 million residents remained there.

Zelenskyy stated the Nationwide Pedagogical College in Kharkiv was destroyed by a Russian missile raid on Wednesday, “the principle constructing, lecture halls, college museum, scientific library”.

South of Kharkiv, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk stated that the area had been battered by missiles and shelling.

Sloviansk shelled for 2 weeks: Mayor

The town of Sloviansk has been shelled for the final two weeks, its mayor has stated.

“The state of affairs is tense,” Vadym Lyakh informed a video briefing, including that 17 residents had been killed there since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces into Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine up to now protecting Russian military again from northern Donetsk: Military

Ukraine has up to now staved off any important Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas, the Ukrainian navy has stated.

In its night be aware on Wednesday, Ukraine’s navy recommended Russian forces had been intensifying strain on Ukrainian defenders alongside the northern flanks of Donetsk province. It stated Russian forces had been bombarding a number of Ukrainian cities with heavy weaponry to allow floor forces to advance southward into the area and shut in on Sloviansk.

“The enemy is making an attempt to enhance its tactical place … [They] superior … earlier than being repulsed by our troopers and retreating with losses,” the navy replace stated.

Different Russian forces, it stated, aimed to grab two cities en path to town of Kramatorsk, south of Sloviansk, and had been additionally making an attempt to take management of the principle freeway linking Luhansk and Donetsk provinces.

Learn all updates from July 6 right here.

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