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Ukraine Troops Retreat From Popasna, Luhansk Governor Confirms

Ukrainian troops retreated from the eastbound Ukrainian metropolis of Popasna, the politician of Luhansk portion said connected Sunday, confirming erstwhile reports that it had been taken.

The caput of Russia‘s republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, had said connected Sunday his troops had taken power of astir of Popasna.

Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai told Ukraine television that Ukrainian troops had retreated to instrumentality up much fortified positions, adding: “Everything was destroyed there.”

Russian forces launched a caller violative propulsion successful April on astir of Ukraine‘s eastbound flank, with immoderate of astir aggravated attacks and shelling taking spot precocious astir Popasna successful the Luhansk region.


G-7 Leaders Vow to Cut Russian Oil Imports

Leaders from the Group of Seven (G-7) developed democracies pledged Sunday to signifier retired oregon prohibition the import of Russian oil, arsenic they met with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to accent their enactment and to show unity among Western allies connected Victory successful Europe Day, which marks Nazi Germany’s surrender successful 1945.

Cutting retired Russian lipid supplies “will deed hard astatine the main artery of (President Vladimir) Putin’s system and contradict him the gross helium needs to money his war,” the G-7 countries—the United States, Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan—said successful a statement.

“We volition guarantee that we bash truthful successful a timely and orderly fashion, and successful ways that supply clip for the satellite to unafraid alternate supplies,” they added.

Casting a look backmost astatine World War II, the leaders stressed unity successful their resoluteness that Putin indispensable not win.

“We beryllium it to the representation of each those who fought for state successful the Second World War, to proceed warring for it today, for the radical of Ukraine, Europe and the planetary community,” they said.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s telephone with the G-7 leaders and Zelenskyy lasted astir an hour.


Evacuees From Azovstal Plant Arrive successful Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia

A convoy of buses carrying evacuees from southeastern Ukraine, including immoderate 40 civilians who had been holed up successful the Azovstal alloy works successful besieged Mariupol, arrived connected Sunday successful the Ukrainian-controlled metropolis of Zaporizhzhia, a U.N. authoritative said.

Osnat Lubrani, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, said 8 buses had arrived successful the city. About 40 of the 174 evacuees connected committee had been rescued from the alloy plant.

Lubrani said successful a connection that the evacuations brought the fig of radical evacuated from the country successful the past 10 days to much than 600.

“Our work, however, is not yet done,” she said successful the statement. “The U.N. is alert that scores of radical who wanted to articulation the evacuation convoys implicit the past days were incapable to bash so.

“We volition proceed our engagement with some parties to the struggle to marque definite that those who privation to permission person the guarantees to bash truthful safely and successful the absorption of their choice.”

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Epoch Times Staff