Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 130 of the invasion

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  • Explosions went disconnected successful the Russian metropolis of Belgorod, adjacent the Ukrainian border, and a residential gathering was connected fire, the section politician said connected Sunday. The metropolis is the administrative centre of the Belgorod oblast region.

  • The Ukrainian service has rejected claims that Russian-backed separatists and Russian forces person surrounded the cardinal eastbound metropolis of Lysychansk. A Ukrainian nationalist defender spokesman, Ruslan Muzytchuk, said fighting was raging astir the metropolis but it remained nether Ukainian control. Russian media showed videos of Luhansk state militia parading successful Lysychansk streets waving flags and cheering,

  • British quality says Russian forces are continuing to execute “minor advances” in Lysychansk amid the continuing aerial and artillery strikes. Ukrainian forces astir apt proceed to artifact Russian forces successful the city’s south-eastern outskirts, according to the latest UK Ministry of Defence report.

  • Russia’s defence ministry has said its forces destroyed 5 Ukrainian service bid posts successful Donbas and successful the Mykolaiv region, according to Russian authorities media. Three weapons retention sites were besides destroyed successful the Zaporizhzhia portion successful south-east Ukraine, the ministry was quoted arsenic saying. The claims person not been independently verified.

  • The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has claimed Ukraine attempted to onslaught subject facilities connected Belarusian territory. Reuters, citing the state-run Belta quality agency, reported that Lukashenko said – without providing grounds – that Ukrainian equipped forces tried to onslaught facilities successful Belarus 3 days agone but the missiles were intercepted. He claimed Ukraine was attempting to provoke Belarus but his state did not program to intervene successful the conflict.

  • Rescue workers person recovered arsenic galore arsenic 29 assemblage fragments amid the rubble of deadly Russian rocket strikes connected a buying centre successful the Ukrainian metropolis of Kremenchuk, Ukraine’s authorities exigency work said. At slightest 19 radical were killed connected Monday after 2 Russian X-22 cruise missiles deed a crowded buying centre successful Kremenchuk, officials said.

  • The British authorities has condemned the exploitation of prisoners of warfare as 2 much British men held by Russian proxies successful eastbound Ukraine and charged with “mercenary activities” could look the decease penalty. Andrew Hill of Plymouth and Dylan Healy of Huntingdon were reported to person been charged with “forcible seizure of power” and undergoing “terrorist” training, according to a authorities quality bureau successful Russian-controlled Donetsk.

  • A Briton and a Moroccan antheral sentenced to decease by pro-Russia officials successful Russian-controlled eastbound Ukraine person appealed against their sentences, Russian authorities media reported. The ultimate tribunal successful the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has received appeals from lawyers for Brahim Saadoun and Shaun Pinner, according to the Russian state-owned quality bureau Tass. Another Briton sentenced to decease by the Russian proxy court, Aiden Aslin, had not yet submitted an appeal, Tass reports.

  • A bid of caller assassination attempts targeting pro-Russian officials suggests a increasing absorption question against Russian-backed authorities occupying parts of confederate Ukraine, according to US officials. The absorption could turn into a wider counterinsurgency that would airs a important situation to Russia’s quality to power captured Ukrainian territories, CNN cited officials arsenic saying.

  • Demonstrators took to the streets successful Berlin to request that the German authorities not intervene successful the war successful Ukraine. Germany has offered enactment to Ukraine successful its combat against Russia, sending billions successful subject assistance and dense weapons.