Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv hit by missile strikes; G7 leaders gather in Germany – live updates

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Summary

Hello and invited to today’s ongoing sum of Russia’s warfare connected Ukraine. We are present connected time 123 of the penetration and you tin find a summary of the latest developments here, and shown below:

  • Russian forces are trying to cut disconnected the strategical duplicate metropolis of Lysychansk successful eastbound Ukraine, having reduced Sievierodonetsk to rubble. Lysychansk is acceptable to go the adjacent main absorption of fighting, arsenic Moscow has launched monolithic artillery bombardments and airstrikes connected areas acold from the bosom of the eastbound battles. Ukraine called its retreat from Sievierodonetsk a “tactical withdrawal” to combat from higher crushed successful Lysychansk connected the other slope of the Siverskyi Donets river.
  • Russia volition nonstop missiles susceptible of carrying atomic warheads to Belarus successful the adjacent fewer months, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said connected Saturday portion hosting the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. “In the coming months, we volition transportation to Belarus Iskander-M tactical rocket systems, which tin usage ballistic oregon cruise missiles, successful their accepted and atomic versions,” Putin said.
  • The mayors of respective European capitals person been duped into holding video calls with a deepfake of their counterpart successful Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko. The politician of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, took portion successful a scheduled telephone connected the Webex video conferencing level connected Friday with a idiosyncratic she said looked and sounded similar Klitschko. “There were nary signs that the video league telephone wasn’t being held with a existent person,” her bureau said successful a statement.
  • Ukrainian shelling connected Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend the evacuation of radical from a chemic works successful Sievierodonetsk, conscionable hours aft Moscow’s forces took the city, Reuters reported the Tass quality bureau arsenic saying. Separately, a elder advisor to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said peculiar forces were inactive successful Sievierodonetsk, directing artillery occurrence against the Russians. The adviser, Oleksiy Arestovych, spoke successful a video address.
  • British premier curate Boris Johnson urged G7 leaders to not “give up” connected Ukraine as helium pledged further fiscal enactment for Ukraine arsenic it attempts to combat the Russian invasion. “Ukraine tin triumph and it volition win. But they request our backing to bash so. Now is not the clip to springiness up connected Ukraine,” Johnson said connected Saturday. Britain stands acceptable to supply different $525m successful indebtedness guarantees, a connection from Downing Street.
  • The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said connected Saturday that Ukraine volition triumph backmost each the cities it has mislaid to Russia, including Sievierodonetsk. All our cities – Sievierodonetsk, Donetsk, Luhansk – we’ll get them each back,” helium said successful a late-night video address. Zelenskiy besides admitted that the warfare was becoming hard to emotionally handle.
  • Russian attacks person killed 3 civilians connected Saturday successful Bakhmut, New York and Pervomaiske successful the Donetsk region, according to the region’s politician Pavlo Kyrylenko. Additionally, Russian rocket strikes person killed astatine slightest 3 and injured 4 others successful Sarny, a metropolis successful Rivne, a occidental portion successful Ukraine.
  • The US has announced that it volition supply 18 patrol boats to Ukraine arsenic portion of the 13th information bundle promised connected Thursday. “Included successful the bundle announced Thursday are 2 35-foot, small-unit riverine craft; six 40-foot maritime combat craft; and 10 34-foot, Dauntless Sea Ark patrol boats,” the defence section said connected Thursday.

Reports of rocket strikes arsenic explosions stone Kyiv

Several explosions took spot aboriginal connected Sunday successful the Shevchenkivskiy territory of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said connected the Telegram messaging app.

“Ambulance crews and rescuers dispatched to the scene. More elaborate accusation - later,” Klitschko said.

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