Shelling continues in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk with no less than one particular person killed Thursday and plenty of extra wounded, as residents of close by Bakhmut concern an assault is ‘imminent’.
- Three individuals had been killed and one other 5 wounded after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor says.
- No less than one particular person was killed and a number of other wounded in a Russian air raid on the center of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor reveals.
- The close by metropolis of Sloviansk additionally got here underneath fireplace however casualties haven’t but been reported.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Kyiv and its Western allies that Moscow has not but began its army marketing campaign in Ukraine “in earnest”.
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Residents of Bakhmut brace for Russian assaults
Residents of Bakhmut, a small city some 50km (31 miles) from Kramatorsk within the Donetsk area, say they concern a Russian assault is imminent.
“ what’s occurring right here, it’s precisely how it began again dwelling. That is solely the start …The identical goes to occur right here,” Tetiana Demidova, a 47-year-old evacuee from a village occupied by Russians, advised the Reuters information company.
Others, who like Demidova needed to depart their properties earlier than, mentioned they weren’t going to go away.
“I lived by means of all of it in 2014, I left with my kids. And now the identical once more. I’m not going to run once more as a result of I’ve nowhere to run,” 45-year-old Marina Baryshuk mentioned.
Three killed, 5 injured in Kharkiv: Governor
Three individuals had been killed and one other 5 had been wounded on Thursday after Russian forces fired rockets at a district within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, the regional governor has mentioned.
“Three civilians had been killed and 5 had been wounded because of shelling of the Nemyshlianskyi district,” Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram.
He mentioned different assaults occurred all through the Kharkiv area, together with populated areas of the cities Chuhuiv, Izyum and Bohodukhiv.
One killed, a number of wounded in Kramatorsk: Officers
No less than one particular person was killed and a number of other wounded in a Russian air raid on the center of the Ukrainian metropolis of Kramatorsk on Thursday, the mayor mentioned.
Governor of the Donetsk area, Pavlo Kyrylenko, mentioned the missile had broken six buildings together with a resort and an condominium bloc within the giant industrial hub.
The close by metropolis of Sloviansk, additionally within the Donetsk area, additionally got here underneath fireplace. Mayor Vadym Lyakh mentioned there had been casualties however gave no additional particulars.
Ukrainian officers have mentioned they count on Kramatorsk and Sloviansk to change into the following focus of Russia’s offensive.
White Home reaffirms ‘sturdy alliance’ with UK after Johnson quits
The White Home has reaffirmed Washington’s “sturdy alliance” with the UK, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced his resignation on Thursday.
Throughout a briefing, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mentioned the USA and the UK will proceed to work collectively on a spread of points, together with assist for Ukraine in opposition to “Putin’s brutal warfare”.
In a press release, US President Joe Biden mentioned he seems to be ahead to additional shut cooperation with the UK authorities, with out mentioning Johnson who resigned within the face of scandal.
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