Ukraine-Russia live news: ‘No safe areas’ in Mykolaiv | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • The Ukrainian army says it has up to now staved off any vital Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas.
  • The mayor of the port metropolis of Mykolaiv says there are “no secure areas” left within the metropolis and urges residents to go away.
  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Western artillery is “lastly” serving to his forces “inflict very noticeable strikes” on Russian weapons’ storage depots and logistics routes.
  • Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin visits Zelenskyy in Kyiv, says there will probably be “no hiding locations” for these committing struggle crimes.


Listed here are the newest updates:

Drone purchased by Lithuanians on its technique to Ukraine

Lithuania’s defence minister has shared {a photograph} of the Turkish Bayraktar drone that was purchased from funds raised by Lithuanians for Ukraine.

“Final hours of Bayraktar ‘Vanagas’ in Lithuania,” Arvydas Anusauskas stated on Twitter. “Very quickly will probably be delivered to Ukraine”.

A whole bunch of Lithuanians contributed to the fundraiser and the goal of 5 million euros ($5.4m) for the Byraktar TB2 unmanned aerial automobile was raised in simply three and a half days.

Ukraine has purchased greater than 20 Bayraktar TB2 armed drones from Turkish firm Baykar in recent times and ordered one other 16 on January 27. That batch was delivered in early March.

Australia urges China to assist finish struggle

Australia’s Overseas Minister Penny Wong has urged China to exert its affect on Russia to halt the struggle in Ukraine.

In a speech in Singapore on Wednesday night time, Wong stated it was very important that highly effective nations ought to “exert their affect” on Putin to finish the battle.

“This contains China, as an incredible energy, a everlasting member of the [United Nations] Safety Council, and with its ‘no-limits partnership’ with Russia,” Wong stated. “Exerting such affect would do an incredible deal to construct confidence in our personal area.

“The area and the world is now taking a look at Beijing’s actions in relation to Ukraine,” she added.

Russia logs weekly inflation for first time since Might

Costs rose throughout the Russian financial system within the week to July 1 for the primary time since late Might when a surging rouble and a drop in shopper demand led Russia to report weekly deflation, knowledge printed on Wednesday confirmed.

Russia’s shopper worth index rose 0.23 % in the course of the seven-day interval, the Rosstat state statistics service stated – a rise from its flat studying every week earlier and three consecutive weeks of falling costs in late Might and early June.

Thus far this yr, costs have jumped 11.77 %, Rosstat stated, far above the central financial institution’s inflation goal of 4 %

Russia noticed weekly inflation hit a two-decade excessive of two.22 % in early March after it despatched troops into Ukraine – a transfer that triggered unprecedented financial sanctions from the West, placing strain on Russian households struggling after nearly a decade of stagnant or falling wages.

Biden speaks with spouse of basketball star detained in Russia

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have spoken with the spouse of US basketball participant Brittney Griner, who’s detained in Russia.

“The President known as Cherelle [Griner] to reassure her that he’s working to safe Brittney’s launch as quickly as attainable, in addition to the discharge of Paul Whelan and different US nationals who’re wrongfully detained or held hostage in Russia and around the globe,” the White Home stated in an announcement after the decision.

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Western artillery ‘working very powerfully’: Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s president has stated that his troops have been in a position to inflict “noticeable” harm on Russian targets utilizing Western artillery.

The Western weapons have “lastly … began working very powerfully”, Zelenskyy stated in his nighttime handle.

“Its accuracy is precisely as wanted. Our defenders inflict very noticeable strikes on depots and different spots which can be essential for the logistics of the occupiers,” he added.

Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated he had spoken Wednesday together with his German and US counterparts, the place he famous the significance of constant army help was mentioned.

Mykolaiv mayor urges residents to evacuate

The mayor of Mykolaiv has reported heavy shelling within the southern port metropolis on Wednesday and stated air alarms had been additionally activated a number of instances on Thursday morning.

Town has already shed about half of its pre-war inhabitants of 500,000.

“There are not any secure areas in Mykolaiv,” Oleksandr Senkevych informed a briefing. “I’m telling the individuals … that they should go away.”

‘No hiding locations’ for culprits of struggle crimes: Irish PM

Eire’s prime minister has labelled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a gross violation of worldwide regulation and stated there will probably be “no hiding locations” for these committing struggle crimes.

“Using terror in opposition to and the deliberate concentrating on of civilian populations are struggle crimes. These accountable, these finishing up these actions, and people directing them will probably be held totally accountable,” Martin stated throughout his go to with Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

Martin additionally visited a number of cities within the Kyiv area, resembling Bucha and Borodyanka, that had been affected by the Russian invasion. He stated that Irish individuals have been enormously moved by the struggling of the Ukrainian individuals, including that “each Irish city and metropolis is a sea of yellow and blue”.

Zelenskyy stated he mentioned with Martin the preparation of the seventh package deal of sanctions in opposition to Russia, in addition to a standard response to the problems created by struggle.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin before a meeting in Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomes Eire’s Prime Minister Micheal Martin earlier than a gathering in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 6, 2022 [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

Russia kilos Kharkiv metropolis, Dnipropetrovsk area: Officers

Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, is being subjected to “fixed” longer-range Russian shelling, its mayor has stated.

“Russia is attempting to demoralise Kharkiv but it surely gained’t get anyplace,” Ihor Terekhov stated on Ukrainian TV. Ukrainian defenders pushed Russian armoured forces properly again from Kharkiv early within the struggle, and Terekhov stated about 1 million residents remained there.

Zelenskyy stated the Nationwide Pedagogical College in Kharkiv was destroyed by a Russian missile raid on Wednesday, “the principle constructing, lecture halls, college museum, scientific library”.

South of Kharkiv, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk stated that the area had been battered by missiles and shelling.

Lethal shelling reported in Sloviansk

Town of Sloviansk has been shelled for the final two weeks, its mayor has stated.

“The scenario is tense,” Vadym Lyakh informed a video briefing, including that 17 residents had been killed there since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces into Ukraine on February 24.

Ukraine holding Russian forces again from northern Donetsk: Army

The Ukrainian army says it has up to now staved off any vital Russian advance into the north of its Donetsk area, however strain is intensifying with heavy shelling on the town of Sloviansk and close by populated areas

In its night notice on Wednesday, Ukraine’s army urged Russian forces had been intensifying strain on Ukrainian defenders alongside the northern flanks of Donetsk province. It stated Russian forces had been bombarding a number of Ukrainian cities with heavy weaponry to allow floor forces to advance southward into the area and shut in on Sloviansk.

“The enemy is attempting to enhance its tactical place … [They] superior … earlier than being repulsed by our troopers and retreating with losses,” the army replace stated.

Different Russian forces, it stated, aimed to grab two cities en path to the town of Kramatorsk, south of Sloviansk, and had been additionally attempting to take management of the principle freeway linking Luhansk and Donetsk provinces.

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