Timeline: Week 21 of Russia’s war in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Al Jazeera seems to be on the foremost occasions that marked the twentieth week of the struggle in Ukraine:

July 13 

Russian forces launch failed offensives east of Slovyansk and Bakhmut within the japanese Donbas area.

Kramatorsk mayor Oleksandr Gocharenko says on Fb that Russian forces focused town’s industrial sector, knocking out energy provide to elements of town. Kramatorsk lies within the coronary heart of the Donetsk area in japanese Ukraine.

The EU permits sanctioned items to cross its territory through rail from Russia to its exclave of Kaliningrad, after a significant diplomatic dispute. Russia is separated from Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea by EU member Lithuania, which on June 18 banned the transit of sanctioned items. Lithuania mentioned it disagreed however wouldn’t contest the choice.

(Al Jazeera)

July 14

A Russian submarine fires three Kalibr missiles from Cape Fiolent close to Sevastopol within the Crimea, which hit Vinnytsia, two hours southwest of Kyiv, killing at the very least 23 and wounding at the very least 100 civilians. Thirty-nine different individuals are listed as lacking. An extra two missiles had been shot down. UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres says he’s “appalled”. Russia makes an attempt to justify the assault saying it was concentrating on a gathering of senior air power commanders with Western defence contractors.

Ukraine’s Nationwide Company for the Prevention of Corruption means that Western sanctions goal the businesses that construct the Kalibr and Iskander missiles, Novator and Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering. Brigadier-general Oleksiy Gromov says these two sorts of missile had been utilized in 630 assaults.

Within the japanese Donetsk oblast, Russian forces proceed to aim advances on Bakhmut and Siversk. Ukraine posts geolocated footage of a destroyed Russian ammunition depot in Nahirne, on the road of contact.

Within the south, Russian forces hit Mykolaiv with 9 missiles from the S-300 system, which is generally used for surface-to-air defence, studies Vitaly Kim, the commander of Ukrainian armed forces in Mykolaiv. The missiles hit two instructional establishments and a lodge, amongst different websites.

The US Home passes an $839bn annual defence finances, together with $1bn in allocations for Ukraine. Of this, $100mn is put aside to coach Ukrainian pilots and floor crew on US fight plane.

Ukrainian navy intelligence says Belarus is unofficially permitting widespread smuggling in each instructions throughout its borders with EU nations Lithuania and Poland, in addition to its borders with Ukraine. The sanctioned nation thus hopes to promote Belarusian tobacco merchandise whereas passing on to Russia banned imports similar to automotive elements, the intelligence providers say.

July 15

Russian forces perform shelling and air assaults on a string of front-line settlements in japanese Donetsk oblast. Ukraine’s basic employees say their forces repelled a Russian try to manage the Bakhmut-Lysychansk freeway, an important logistics lifeline, within the Bogorodychny space.

Ukraine’s air power proclaims {that a} volley of Kh-101 missiles has hit town of Dnipro, removed from the entrance line. The missiles had been reportedly fired from Tu-95 plane overflying the Caspian Sea.

Mykolaiv mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych says greater than 10 explosions had been heard throughout town, triggering an air alert.

The pinnacle of the Dnipropetrovsk area, Valentyn Reznichenko, says a Russian missile destroyed a college within the Synelnyk area, with possible casualties.

The EU proclaims the primary particulars of a seventh sanctions bundle in opposition to Russia.

July 16

Russian forces make restricted makes an attempt to advance on Siversk. Within the south, they shell settlements in Mykolaiv oblast. Ukraine’s southern command says they hit Mykolaiv metropolis with modified S-300 anti-aircraft missile batteries.

An Antonov-12B navy cargo airplane crashes in northern Greece whereas carrying 11 tonnes of munitions. The eight-person crew was Ukrainian, however Ukraine’s defence ministry says the airplane was personal and never working beneath its directions.

July 17

Russian forces fireplace on settlements southeast of Izyum. Ukraine’s basic employees report that Russia has made unsuccessful advances on Siversk and Bakhmut within the japanese Donetsk area. Combating is reported on the outskirts of Donetsk metropolis.

Within the north, Russian forces launch air and artillery assaults north and east of Kharkiv metropolis.

Within the south, Ukrainian forces repulse an assault on Grigorivka, which lies between the Russian entrance line and Zaporizhia. Russian forces additionally fireplace a number of multiple-launch rockets into Zaporizhia itself, inflicting fires however no casualties, the regional navy administration studies.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia has now fired 3,000 cruise missiles in opposition to his nation.

July 18

Russian forces launch floor assaults southeast of Izyum and in the direction of the front-line cities of Siversk, Bakhmut and Avdiivka within the japanese Donetsk oblast.

Kramatorsk Mayor Oleksandr Gocharenko studies Russian air assaults on town’s industrial sector.

Within the north, Russian forces proceed to shell settlements north and east of Kharkiv.

Within the south, Russian forces shell Ukrainian entrance traces and are mentioned to be bringing in reinforcements.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych says Russian shelling has resulted in about 12 explosions within the metropolis.

The Ukrainian Nationwide Resistance Centre studies that Russian forces are utilizing civilian rail and water routes to disguise and shield the transport of ammunition.

The European Council approves its fifth tranche of navy support to Ukraine, bringing the full to about $2.5bn.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy suspends his spy chief and prosecutor-general, saying 60 of their workers are being investigated for collusion with Russian authorities in occupied territories, elevating questions in regards to the heads of those our bodies.

July 19

In Donetsk, Russian forces preserve their efforts southeast of Izyum in the direction of Slovyansk and reportedly destroy some Ukrainian tools concentrations in Slovyansk. Ukraine’s basic employees say Russia is making ready for a significant offensive on town from the north. Russian forces additionally proceed assaults within the path of Siversk, and reportedly make minor advances on Bakhmut.

Ukrainian deputy defence minister Volodymyr Havrilov tells The Occasions his nation is biding its time to sink Russia’s complete Black Sea fleet. “They need to pay for his or her aggression,” he says.

Ukraine’s southern command says Russia launched six Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea. One was shot down, whereas 5 struck homes in Odesa oblast, inflicting six accidents.

Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to invade Ukraine as a response to NATO.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shakes hands with Russia's Vladimir Putin as Iran's President Raisi looks on
Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shakes arms with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Tehran as Iran’s President Raisi seems to be on [Handout: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader]