Russia-Ukraine war live: Moscow claims to have repelled ‘major’ attack in Donetsk; Belgorod energy facility on fire

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The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) noted Ukraine’s continuing preparations for its counteroffensive successful its assessment connected Saturday, including the interrogation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy published by the Wall Street Journal successful which helium says the state is ready, though it whitethorn instrumentality clip and travel astatine a dense cost.

However, it said small much item is apt to travel retired erstwhile it does begin. Ukrainian lawman defence curate Hanna Malyar said connected Saturday that “military plans emotion silence”.

Ukraine’s curate of interior affairs, Ihor Klymenko, said implicit the play each 9 brigades of the “offensive guard” had been formed and were ready.

The Ukrainian defence ministry and subject did not instantly respond to written requests for remark regarding the claimed attack.
Ukrainian defence curate Oleksii Reznikov did nevertheless people a cryptic connection connected Twitter connected Sunday, quoting Depeche Mode’s way Enjoy the Silence.

Energy installation connected occurrence successful Belgorod

Vyacheslav Gladkov, the politician of the Russian portion of Belgorod, said determination were nary casualties and that services had not been affected by the drone onslaught astatine an vigor installation successful the portion that caused a fire.

Belgorod has been the people of repeated attacks recently, carried retired by pro-Ukraine Russian partisans.

You tin read much astir however Belgorod has go portion of Vladimir Putin’s warfare here.

The Russian defence ministry has released video footage of what it claims is the Ukrainian attack. It is not imaginable to verify the footage, which shows tanks successful a tract being hit. It appears to amusement the onslaught happening successful daylight hours. The footage was released conscionable earlier 2am section time.


Welcome to our continuing unrecorded sum of the warfare successful Ukraine.

Russia’s defence ministry has claimed that Kyiv has launched a “major” onslaught successful the confederate Donetsk portion utilizing vessel and mechanical units. It claimed the six mechanised battalions and 2 vessel battalions tried to interruption done its lines but were unsuccessful.

It is not yet imaginable to verify the Russian defence ministry’s claim. We volition bring you much updates arsenic they come.

On Sunday, Kyiv urged “silence” astir immoderate plans to reclaim territory that Russia has seized successful the 15-month agelong war.

Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine was ready to launch a counteroffensive to recapture Russian-occupied territory. In an interrogation published connected Saturday, the Ukrainian president said: “We powerfully judge that we volition succeed. I don’t cognize however agelong it volition instrumentality … but we are going to bash it and we are ready.”

Separately, the politician of the Russian portion of Belgorod has said an vigor installation is connected occurrence successful region, blaming a weaponry dropped by a drone. Vyacheslav Gladkov said determination were nary casualties and that services had not been affected.

Below is simply a summary of each the different latest developments:

  • A two-year-old miss has been recovered dormant nether the rubble of a location aft a rocket attack that deed respective buildings adjacent the cardinal Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro, the determination politician said. Another 22 radical were injured, including 5 children, said Serhiy Lysak. Three boys – aged 15, 11 and six – were successful intensive attraction aft the strike.

  • Russia launched a question of aerial attacks connected Ukraine aboriginal connected Sunday morning but subject officials jn Kyiv said aerial defence systems repelled each missiles and drones connected their attack to the capital. All of Ukraine was nether aerial raid alerts for astir 3 hours.

  • The Russian defence ministry has said its forces person utilized artillery to repel a cross-border incursion by Ukrainian saboteurs, Interfax quality bureau reported. The politician of Russia’s Belgorod portion said earlier connected Sunday that warring with a “Ukrainian saboteur group” was taking spot successful the municipality of Novaya Tavolzhanka, adjacent the Ukrainian border.

  • A Ukrainian curate has expressed “disbelief” aft learning that astir fractional of Kyiv weaponry shelters inspected during an archetypal audit were closed oregon unfit for use. Oleksandr Kamyshin, Ukraine’s curate of strategical industries, said connected Sunday that retired of 1,078 shelters examined connected the archetypal day, 359 were unprepared and different 122 locked, portion 597 were recovered to beryllium usable.

  • The politician of Russia’s Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, has said helium is consenting to conscionable a pro-Ukraine radical of Russian fighters keeping 2 Russian soldiers captive. The radical said earlier it was consenting to manus implicit the soldiers successful speech for a gathering with the governor.

  • Ukrainian forces person shelled a marketplace country successful the municipality of Shebekino, adjacent the Ukrainian border, according to Gladkov. He said nary 1 was injured but the onslaught had caused fires to interruption retired adjacent the market, a backstage country and a atom depot.

  • The Kremlin has said immoderate proviso of long-range missiles to Kyiv by France and Germany would pb to a further circular of “spiralling tension” successful the Ukraine conflict. Britain past period became the archetypal state to proviso Ukraine with long-range cruise missiles.

  • Zelenskiy has said that Russia’s war, present successful its 16th month, has killed astatine slightest 500 Ukrainian children. It was intolerable to found the nonstop fig of children who person go casualties, however, due to the fact that of the continuing warring and due to the fact that immoderate areas are nether Russian occupation, helium said.

  • Four radical person been detained successful a transgression probe into the decease of a Kyiv pistillate extracurricular a locked air-raid shelter, the Kyiv determination prosecutor’s bureau has said. It said 1 person, a information defender who had failed to unlock the doors, remained nether arrest, portion 3 others, including a section official, had been enactment nether location arrest.

  • Five drones were changeable down and 4 were jammed and did not deed their targets successful Dzhankoi successful Crimea, according to a Russian official. There were nary casualties but windows were breached successful respective houses, said Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian-backed caput of Crimea’s administration.